The Last Full Measure Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is lacking in Meade's troops that Grant says he is used to but surprises Meade when they meet?

3. What carries ammunition but no food from Richmond?

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

5. Where does Lee move after the Civil War has ended?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In "The Last Full Measure", Shaara's Civil War society shows a conscious selectivity about technology. What do you think of the technology employed by the Federal Army as compared to that of the Confederate soldiers? Which aspects do you find more or less appealing? How is technology associated with power and rebellion?

Essay Topic 2

Lincoln tries always to maintain composure and integrity in every situation in "The Last Full Measure". Why are Lincoln's actions dignified? What effect did Lincoln's background have on his cultivating his personal dignity? What would be expected behavior from someone in Lincoln's position? Why would it be important for a gentleman like Lincoln to behave with dignity?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Shaara mean by calling the book "The Last Full Measure"? Cite an example to support your answer.

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