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 will lead his division of Black soldiers into the breach made by blowing a hole in the Confederate defense?

2. Where does Lee work, rebuilding the college?

3. Who receives orders from Sheridan to move his forces forward from Saylor's Creek to Appomattox?

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

5. What carries ammunition but no food from Richmond?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lee fear about central leadership proposed in a message from Richmond?

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

3. Why is Grant tempted to drink alcohol after Cold Harbor?

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

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

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

7. Why is Lee disappointed that Lincoln is reelected?

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

9. When Chamberlain rides back to the battle, how does he fool Confederate soldiers through a ruse?

10. Why does Appomattox signify the end of the Civil War?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Disappointment takes on an almost human persona in "The Last Full Measure". What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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