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The Last Full Measure Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the President of the Confederate forces?



2. Who denies a military commander's request for leadership after Gettysburg?



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



4. Who is the Confederate cavalry commander that delivers messages to General Lee?



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



Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the peace negotiations between Lincoln and the Confederate officials go nowhere?



2. How does Lincoln's nomination affect the Federal soldiers and their confidence in victory?



3. How do Confederate troops show their obedience to Gordon in the surrender ceremony?



4. Why does Lee believe that the statue of George Washington will remain intact during the war?



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



6. What is the technique employed to break into the Confederate line proposed by Pleasant?



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



8. Why is Lee disappointed that Lincoln is reelected?



9. Where does the novel commence?



10. What does Lee fear about central leadership proposed in a message from Richmond?



Essay Topics

In "The Last Full Measure", Shaara's Civil War society shows a conscious selectivity about technology. What do you think of the technology employed by the Federal Army as compared to that of the Confederate soldiers? Which aspects do you find more or less appealing? How is technology associated with power and rebellion?

"The Last Full Measure" is a military fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Shaara uses more than one instance of irony in the novel. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

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