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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. Who replaces General Meade as the commander of the Federal forces?
(a) Grant.
(b) Lee.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Sherman.

2. The thick brush, trees, swampy areas, and general tangle of vegetation in what area make it difficult to navigate?
(a) The Wilderness.
(b) The Bridge.
(c) The Underpass.
(d) The Canyon.

3. Who attempts to resign leadership but is denied after Gettysburg?
(a) Grant.
(b) Stuart.
(c) Lee.
(d) Longfellow.

4. Who is to move into the Shenandoah Valley to divert part of Lee's army toward the west?
(a) Meade.
(b) Grant.
(c) Sigel.
(d) Butler.

5. What practice of the commander do foreign dignitaries mock when they visit his quarters?
(a) Painting.
(b) Doing yoga.
(c) Whittling wood.
(d) Smoking tobacco.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who suggests that a war council would have helped prevent the first failed attempt on attacking Lee's center?

2. How does Chamberlain and his wife travel away from the railroad station?

3. What does Grant want most from the war?

4. By default, what practice do the Southerners want to maintain in the Civil War?

5. To what army does Chamberlain return in Northern Virginia in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Grant fight in the Civil War?

3. How does Chamberlain's discussion of home with his brother Tom foreshadow Tom's death?

4. How does Grant relieve his frustration by cutting wood?

5. What does Lee's anger at Longstreet reveal about his character and his belief in God?

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

7. What does Chamberlain find absurd yet necessary about desertion in the army?

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

9. What does Shaara offer immediately to the reader in the introduction that foreshadows the conflicts to come?

10. When Hancock says, "The soldiers have seen something new, a new horror, a new way to die. They have seen the face of hell," what does he imply about fire and fighting?

(see the answer keys)

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