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. What troops hide behind a railroad cut near the Bristol Station?

2. Who sends a communication to Grant, informing him that the enemy is advancing on the Orange Turnpike?

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

4. Who replaces General Meade as the commander of the Federal forces?

5. What unorthodox practice does Meade have that shows a change of heart in Meade from bitterness to faith?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Grant succeed monetarily through his memoirs?

6. How does Grant get Meade on his side working together to fight the Confederates?

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

8. When Chamberlain recovers in bed, what does he contemplate about the war?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Shaara uses some important instances of foreshadowing in "The Last Full Measure". Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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