The Last Full Measure Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The victory at Cold Harbor for the Confederates was the result of a ________________.

2. What is lacking in Meade's troops that Grant says he is used to but surprises Meade when they meet?

3. What carries ammunition but no food from Richmond?

4. The push against Pickett near the intersection of three roads known as ________ starts out confused.

5. Where does Lee move after the Civil War has ended?

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main themes in the book is ethical and social responsibility. List at least four examples where Shaara employs this specific theme. Is the battle between making ethical choices obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in this kind of battle? Do you think the right person or group won? Does good always triumph over evil in the case of "The Last Full Measure" ethics? Where do these definitions appear vague or incomprehensible?

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