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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Longstreet failed to do that allows Grant the upper hand when considering Lee's troop size?
(a) Blow up the enemy.
(b) Join his troops.
(c) Attack supplies.
(d) Leave his troops.

2. Who may have fought with Grant in Mexico but cannot remember any distinguishing characteristics about Grant?
(a) Lincoln.
(b) Longstreet.
(c) Lee.
(d) Sherman.

3. If the South won the Civil War, what might disintegrate as a result?
(a) The Union.
(b) The Economist group.
(c) The Confederacy.
(d) The Federalist group.

4. Who suffers from debilitating arthritis that has rendered one of her arms shriveled and useless?
(a) Lee.
(b) Mary.
(c) Custis.
(d) Sherman.

5. Whose reinforcements arrive after marching thirty miles in less than two days?
(a) Sherman.
(b) Stuart.
(c) Shaara.
(d) Longstreet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is in charge of the Federal forces?

2. When does the novel begin?

3. What era does Grant think Meade's unorthodox practice represent?

4. After the failed assault on Hancock's center, which general is badly wounded?

5. What troops come out of the woods at Bristol Station and advance upon Chamberlain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Shaara describe Chamberlain's return home to Maine?

2. How does Shaara describe the interaction of foreign dignitaries with Grant and Meade?

3. What does the figure of Grant represent in Washington during the war?

4. When Chamberlain recovers in bed, what does he contemplate about the war?

5. What is the cliche surrounding the Southern reason for fighting in the Civil War and how does Lee oppose this?

6. What does Meade's unorthodox flag reveal about himself and Grant?

7. After the failed Hancock attack, what does Lee think about God and believe will happen to Longstreet?

8. How does the fight in the Wilderness initially go from in the favor of the Confederates to defeat?

9. How does Shaara describe Hill's attack at Bristol Station?

10. When Meade had pressed on his army at Mine Run, why was Lee criticized and how is this ironic for the South?

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