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. Near what town does Lee camp out with his nephew, remaining troops, and Longstreet?

2. Who is nominated for a second term as President?

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

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

5. Who is the engineer that came up with the novel idea to blow a hole in the Confederate defense?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Confederate troops show their obedience to Gordon in the surrender ceremony?

2. How does Grant succeed monetarily through his memoirs?

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

4. What is the oddity regarding soldiers who can view their own deaths in the war?

5. Why is Lee disappointed that Lincoln is reelected?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Last Full Measure" is written primarily in the third-person and omniscient point of view. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the first-person perspective of Grant or Lee?

Essay Topic 2

"The Last Full Measure" is a military fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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