The Last Full Measure Test | Final 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 iscovers that Grant has not retreated and is moving his army toward the North Anna River with the intent to cross and move farther south?

2. Who tells Grant that he would have been willing to allow slavery?

3. Who reassures Grant that the war is still his call and that Washington politics will not interfere with his decisions?

4. The Civil War was about the states' right to _____ from the Union.

5. Who is Grant's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Grant recognize Lee's hopeless situation after Lee's troops fail to burn the bridges?

2. What is the technique employed to break into the Confederate line proposed by Pleasant?

3. Why is Lee worried about shifting command to Beauregard?

4. Why does Lee believe that the statue of George Washington will remain intact during the war?

5. How does Lincoln's nomination affect the Federal soldiers and their confidence in victory?

6. What is the irony in Chamberlain's death at the time of World War I?

7. How does Lee finally accept Grant's offer to discuss surrender?

8. What is Lee forced to accept in his leadership after Jackson dies?

9. Why does Lee fail to attend the surrender ceremony?

10. How does Shaara powerfully convey the death of Hill, one of Lee's leaders through a third-person point of view of an unknown officier?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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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