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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 killed by Federal soldiers, shot clean through the heart like a deer?
2. What landing do the Federal forces' heavy artillery and supply wagons take a route to after Cold Harbor?
3. Where does Lee work, rebuilding the college?
4. Who has taken and holds control of the Shenandoah Valley, allowing Lee's army to move westward into the Valley?
5. Who does Lee visit that lost his will to fight at Gettysburg when he led a disastrous charge?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the technique employed to break into the Confederate line proposed by Pleasant?
2. What is Lee forced to accept in his leadership after Jackson dies?
3. Why is Lee worried about shifting command to Beauregard?
4. Why do the peace negotiations between Lincoln and the Confederate officials go nowhere?
5. How is Lee's desperation evident at Christmas?
6. How does access to water offer an advantage to Grant over Lee?
7. How does Lee finally accept Grant's offer to discuss surrender?
8. How does the crater become a death trap for the Federal soldiers?
9. When Chamberlain rides back to the battle, how does he fool Confederate soldiers through a ruse?
10. Why is Lee disappointed that Lincoln is reelected?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"The Last Full Measure" is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Shaara uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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