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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What Fort does Lee have to take as part of the bold plan of turning the Union cannons on the Federal entrenched line?
2. The push against Pickett near the intersection of three roads known as ________ starts out confused.
3. What does Grant enjoy eating with his soldiers?
4. What tremendous advantage does the Union forces have over the Confederate ones in delivering supplies?
5. Who marches to the sea, gaining momentum over Confederates?
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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?
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