The Last Full Measure Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 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

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.

Essay Topic 2

Shaara uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in the rural South in the 1840s when the women in "The Last Full Measure" are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?

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