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

2. Who is in charge of the Federal forces?

3. Who had pressed the Federal soldiers hard at Chickamauga?

4. Who moves his Confederates against Warren's Federal soldiers, who are trying to hold a crossroads on the Orange Turnpike?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Shaara effectively change the mood of Chapter 1 from despair to some possibility for hope?

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

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

4. What is the important lesson that Lincoln learns from Gettsyburg regarding Federal soldiers?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Shaara constantly brings up metaphors and imagery associated with strength. Give 3 examples of how strength is portrayed and characters who unexpectedly show great confidence.

Essay Topic 3

Shaara uses more than one iteration on the motif of courage. Identify at least two motifs about courage and loyalty. Then cite an example to support each answer.

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