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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What tremendous advantage does the Union forces have over the Confederate ones in delivering supplies?
2. Who is Lee's nephew?
3. What do soldiers do as a sign of respect and by order of General Gordon at the ceremony?
4. What goes nowhere ecause Lincoln wants to preserve the Union?
5. Who makes a serious mistake at Cold Harbor?
Essay Topic 1
Explain Shaara's use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why Shaara used them where he did.
Essay Topic 2
Politics play a significant role in the book. Shaara refers to the politics of both sides of the Civil War. Discuss the use of politics in the novel. How does politics influence the actions of the main characters of Lee, Grant, Sherman, and others? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Sherman. What is his role the story? What was Shaara trying to accomplish by creating Sherman's character in the novel?
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