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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who execute a successful attack, driving the Federal soldiers behind their log wall situated along Brock Road?

2. Who attempts to resign leadership but is denied after Gettysburg?

3. Where does Chamberlain return by train?

4. Who shot Stonewall Jackson during the Battle of Chancellorsville?

5. What has a far weaker central government than the Union?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lee take Longstreet's view of Grant into his planning for the war?

2. Why does Lee want to resign?

3. Where does the novel commence?

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

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

6. How does Shaara powerfully build up to Stuart's death, reinforcing a good versus evil theme?

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

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

9. Why does Shaara offer an Introduction to "The Last Full Measure"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lincoln tries always to maintain composure and integrity in every situation in "The Last Full Measure". Why are Lincoln's actions dignified? What effect did Lincoln's background have on his cultivating his personal dignity? What would be expected behavior from someone in Lincoln's position? Why would it be important for a gentleman like Lincoln to behave with dignity?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Sherman. What is his role the story? What was Shaara trying to accomplish by creating Sherman's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Disappointment takes on an almost human persona in "The Last Full Measure". What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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