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. Whose troops does Lee send to attack Washington and thereby reduce Grant's force near Petersburg?

2. The push against Pickett near the intersection of three roads known as ________ starts out confused.

3. What is filled with explosives and blows a hole in the Confederate defense?

4. 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?

5. Who leads his Fifth Corps toward Petersburg along with Meade's forces?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the crater become a death trap for the Federal soldiers?

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

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

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

6. How does Grant succeed monetarily through his memoirs?

7. How is Lee's desperation evident at Christmas?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sherman. What is his role the story? What was Shaara trying to accomplish by creating Sherman's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

"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.

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