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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 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

Essay Topic 1

"The Last Full Measure" is written primarily in the third-person and omniscient point of view. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the first-person perspective of Grant or Lee?

Essay Topic 2

"The Last Full Measure" is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Shaara uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the role of the family in "The Last Full Measure". What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How typical is this family of most Northern and Southern families living during the 1840s and 1850s in America?

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