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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) Lee.
(b) Grant.
(c) Sherman.
(d) Lincoln.

2. What troops hide behind a railroad cut near the Bristol Station?
(a) Chamberlain's.
(b) Entire II corps.
(c) Hill's.
(d) Grant corps.

3. From what period do terribly bloody battles follow one another according to Shaara?
(a) 1867-1868.
(b) 1871-1879.
(c) 1865-1866.
(d) 1861-1863.

4. What is lacking in the military preparations for both the northern and southern troops in the Wilderness, making it difficult to find each other?
(a) Oversight.
(b) Ammunition.
(c) Aerial observations.
(d) Strategic planning.

5. Where is Lee astride his horse overlooking the Potomac River?
(a) The President's mansion.
(b) A high bluff.
(c) A Confederate stronghold.
(d) A Federal stronghold.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before what event had the Federal soldiers lost more times than they won?

2. What practice of the commander do foreign dignitaries mock when they visit his quarters?

3. What does Lee accept as divine judgment at Gettysburg?

4. Who arrives in Washington to meet the President in Chapter 7?

5. What were defensive maneuvers employed when Meade had pressed on his army at Mine Run?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Grant fight in the Civil War?

2. How does Shaara describe Lee viewing his defeated army from his horse?

3. Why is Lee unable to enjoy Christmas in Richmond?

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

5. Why is it hard to see the enemy in the wilderness that becomes apparent on the first full day of battle?

6. How do troops on both sides of the war reveal their similarities through bartering?

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

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

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

10. Who is General Sedgwick and how does he die?

(see the answer keys)

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