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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 shot Stonewall Jackson during the Battle of Chancellorsville?
2. By default, what practice do the Southerners want to maintain in the Civil War?
3. What color is Lee's horse?
4. What do the Federal forces NOT have necessarily that is superior to the Confederate forces?
5. Who is in charge of the Federal forces?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chamberlain's discussion of home with his brother Tom foreshadow Tom's death?
2. What does Shaara offer immediately to the reader in the introduction that foreshadows the conflicts to come?
3. How does Grant relieve his frustration by cutting wood?
4. How does Shaara effectively change the mood of Chapter 1 from despair to some possibility for hope?
5. Why is it hard to see the enemy in the wilderness that becomes apparent on the first full day of battle?
6. What is the important lesson that Lincoln learns from Gettsyburg regarding Federal soldiers?
7. 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?
8. Why does Lee want to resign?
9. What does Meade's unorthodox flag reveal about himself and Grant?
10. How does Shaara reveal who the significant characters of "The Last Full Measure" are?
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
Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Shaara mean by calling the book "The Last Full Measure"? Cite an example to support your answer.
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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