Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the cliche regarding the Southern fight in the Civil War?
2. Who arrives in Washington to meet the President in Chapter 7?
3. From what period do terribly bloody battles follow one another according to Shaara?
4. Whose army was defeated at Gettysburg?
5. Who replaces General Meade as the commander of the Federal forces?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Lee finally accept Grant's offer to discuss surrender?
2. How does Shaara describe the interaction of foreign dignitaries with Grant and Meade?
3. How does Grant get Meade on his side working together to fight the Confederates?
4. How does Shaara powerfully build up to Stuart's death, reinforcing a good versus evil theme?
5. When Meade had pressed on his army at Mine Run, why was Lee criticized and how is this ironic for the South?
6. How does Lincoln's nomination affect the Federal soldiers and their confidence in victory?
7. What is the irony in Chamberlain's death at the time of World War I?
8. What does Lee fear about central leadership proposed in a message from Richmond?
9. Why does Lee fail to attend the surrender ceremony?
10. What does Chamberlain find absurd yet necessary about desertion in the army?
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.
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?
Shaara uses more than one instance of irony in the novel. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.
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