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RED BADGE OF COURAGE Chapter One 1. What army was seen upon a riverbank at the novel's opening? 2. What was the general reaction to Jim Conklin's rumor? A) despair B) arguing C) complaining D) fright 3. When Mrs. Fleming said, "'Henry, don't you be a fool,'" she was attempting to persuade Henry not to A) follow in his father's footsteps. B) join the army. C) dream so much about heroic deeds. D) be a coward in conflict. 4. On his way to Washington, which food was not served? A) bread and cold meats B) coffee C) pickles and cheese D) chocolate cake and ice cream. 5. What was Henry's reaction to veterans? A) He believed them. B) He suspected them. C) He confided in them. D) He reported them. 6. Jim's response to Henry's question about running in the face of battle indicated that Conklin could A) stretch the imagination. B) pontificate with pride. C) calculate the future. D) speculate upon options. 7. To conclude that all "untried men possessed great and correct confidence" was A) an assertion made by loud Wilson. B) a belief held by tall Jim Conklin. C) a tenant espoused in the Civil War training manuel. D) an assumption on Henry's part. 8. Cite and explain the animal metaphor in chapter one. 9. What was one of Henry's "new laws of life." A) to look out, as far as he could, for his personal comfort B) to win the mental, mathematical argument for holding steadfast C) to show his mother he was a man D) to show the sun-tanned, philosophical lot that Yanks were not scum bags 10. Henry's mother relied on whom to take care of similar women in her plight? A) men who hadn't joined the army B) the Lord C) city folk D) tithings from soldier paychecks 11. What "reality of war" was Henry learning from his army experiences? A) Hurry up and wait. B) Winning the internal war of courage over "fear and shame" were requisites to facing battle in a real war. C) Uniforms were cool to wear, especially in a procession. D) Idealistic patriotism would be met with contempt. E) He was not alone in his self- wonderment about running. Chapter Two 12. Upon discovering the falsehood of the moving-out scuttlebutt, why was Henry not relieved? A) Delays meant a postponement in the test to his courage. B) Waiting shredded the spirit. C) He would have to bond with his comrades. D) He would have to listen to Wilson. 13. What were the "red eyes" from across the river? A) Confederate camp fires across the Rappahannock. B) veteran red coats from the American Revolution. C) morning torches across the Hannarappa River. D) angry Confederate soldiers taking early-morning aim with blood-shot eyes. 14. Which animals were mentioned twice? A) dragons and monsters B) monsters and cranes C) dragons and serpents D) serpents and monsters 15. T/F: The colonel shared a cigar with the messenger horseman. 16. Henry's despondency was connected to what? A) listening to rumors B) drilling C) the ambivalence caused by his internal conflict D) moving away from the river 17. T/F: Catcalls were shouted and whistles were blown toward the farm- house young woman because of her pretty legs. 18. Which character used "lick," "thump," and "skeddadle" as part of his lexicon? 19. Which was not a part of Henry's nostalgia? A) memory of laboring with farm animals B) the barn C) the house D) memory of his temper E) fondness toward parents 20. Henry proved to be what? A) a wizard with weapons B) a mental outcast C) incapable of demonizing his plight D) quite the poker player 21. The internal bidding at the chapter's end alluded to what? A) the time soldiers would be awoken B) the rhetorical bet cast out by the loud one C) the number killed in the first skirmish D) the number of days necessary for innermost warfare to subside Chapter Three 22. Why were there "perspiration and grumblings"? 23. Why were veteran regiments "small aggregations of men"? 24. Which term or phrase did not synonymously pair up with the other two? A) mob B) moving box C) merciless government 25. What was "the Question"? 26. T/F: When feeling corraled and hearded, Henry twisted the fact of his enlistment and began to blame the government for his imagined slaughter. 27. Who first mentioned "that there was denoted a lack of purpose on the part of the generals"? 28. Why was the youth anxious to enter battle? 29. As Henry scrambled up a bank expecting to see a battle scene, which feeling did he possess? A) cowardice B) curiosity C) courage D) contempt 30. From examining the level of "ardor" in chapter one with the level of "ardor" in chapter three, which one moved like a thermometer from hot to cold? Explain. 31. Which event occurred first? A) the exchange of letters from the loud soldier to Henry B) the dialogue about useless walking 32. T/F: The chapter ended with Wilson apologizing for having kicked Henry awake earlier in the morning. 33. Similar to what occurred in Chapter Three, where battle was viewed from a hilltop, give a contemporary example where battle was viewed from afar. Chapter Four 34. Why did the Union troops in the field of battle begin running toward the reserves? 35. What caused a shower of pine needles? 36. A thousand wee and invisible axes were compared to what? 37. T/F: Henry became known to the captain of the company because the youth bandaged the lieutenant's wounded hand. 38. Which word best characterized the impact of the officers' words and actions upon the target soldiers? A) precise B) effective C) ineffective D) imprecise 39. By the chapter's end, Henry was determined to get a view of what? 40. The haze through which the reserves saw a friendly regiment engaging the enemy represented what? 41. The blue line saw in its approaching comrades the look of A) fortitude B) wild terror C) intense commitment D) benign stubbornness Chapter Five 42. Who were the "brown swarm of running men"? A) attacking Rebels B) members of the circus C) dusty deserters D) back-up troops 43. Wondering if he (Henry) had loaded his weapon was an example of A) agoraphobia B) claustrophobia C) anxiety D) paranoia 44. Concluding that Henry shot before the captain yelled "fire" would be A) a mistake B) an inference C) a proven fact D) an in-depth analysis. 45. In the following passage, which set of words are an example of alliteration? "There was a consciousness always of the presence of his comrades about him. He felt the subtle battle brotherhood more potent even than the cause for which they were fighting. It was a mysterious fraternity born of the smoke and danger of death." 46. T/F: The sounds of fire forced the youth to contemplate amputating himself from his regiment. 47. What contemporary weapon would have subdued Henry's rage? 48. Which one died? A) the lieutenant B) the soldier who couldn't reload his piece C) the captain D) the color guard 49. Which part of nature offers the best opportunity for comparing the flow of the battle? A) stars B) mountain tops C) shore line D) canyons 50. A "dirty smile" bore what? 51. Fallen bodies from the sky was an image used to reinforce what effect? 52. Noting the color of red in the victory flags of Union troops was followed by what? A) a positive connotation B) a negative connotation 53. The chapter ended with what observation about nature? A) Nature was angry with man. B) Nature was impervious to man's fiendishness. C) Nature was personified as a caring mother. D) Nature was depicted as a stern father. 54. Why didn't Henry kill any Confederate soldiers in Chapter Five? 55. The battle scene in Chapter Five depicted man as what? A) a mob without a purpose B) a sputtering motor about to stall C) a mechanical machine with each part working D) a mountain of heroes Chapter Six 56. Why did the luster fade from the eyes of the men in the 304th? 57. Endurance, skill, and valor were exaggeratingly attributed to whom? 58. Henry's retreatful running was compared to all but A) a rabbit B) a chicken C) a blind man D) a wounded dog E) an insane sprinter 59. What objects did the youth leave behind? 60. What were Henry's two opinions of the brigade that "was hurrying briskly to be gulped into the infernal mouths of the war god"? 61. T/F: Henry's prediction of impending doom for the back-up brigade turned out to be false. 62. Why was the general in a carnival of joy? 63. The action of the chapter followed what pattern for the soldiers who stayed and fought? A) reprieve, engagement, rejoice B) relief, remorse, rejection C) joy, amazement, defeat D) victory, failure, victory 64. T/F: The Rebels were defeated by a red and green monster. Chapter Seven 65. Justifying fleeing because of impending annihilation was an example of what? A) rationalization B) realization C) recognition D) remonstration 66. By seeing himself under "iron injustice," Henry saw himself as a what? A) victor B) smart soldier C) victim D) champion 67. T/F: The youth felt his punishment fit the crime. 68. "He conceived Nature to be a ________ with a deep aversion to tragedy." woman 69. What literary technique did Crane employ by attributing feelings to nature? A) Alliteration B) Personification C) Magnification D) Detachment E) Irony 70. The actions of what creature were used to elevate and align the youth's actions with the laws of nature? 71. What comment about life can be made from the actions of the ants? 72. "After a time he paused, and, breathless and panting, listened. He imagined some strange voice would come from the dead throat and squawk after him in horrible menaces." Were the voice to have materialized and spoken uninterruptingly without reply, it would have been what? A) monologue B) dialogue C) catalog to courage D) boulevard back to battle 73. Whether in battle or in the forest chapel, what was there to greet Henry? Chapter Eight 74. What effect did the panther-like clashing of the two armies have upon Henry? 75. Battle was compared to what? A) colored apparel B) a wave upon a rock C) two bolts from Zeus clanging one another D) a grinding machine 76. "He must go close and see it produce ________." 77. "In this place the youth felt that he was an ______. This forgotten part of the battleground was owned by the dead men, and he hurried, in the vague apprehension that one of the swollen forms would rise and tell him to ________." 78. The forgotten spot where Henry encountered ____ corpses was not a place where he would longingly look into their eyes as he did with the other dead ____ soldier. A) three, Confederate B) four, Rebels C) five, Union D) six, New York 79. "One [of the wounded] was swearing that he had been shot in the arm through the commanding general's ________ of the army." 80. The torn bodies of the injured that the youth joined were part of what? A) an extension of war B) an extended metaphor C) the juxtaposition of opposites D) the clarity of a simile 81. T/F: Henry was quick to exchange stories of battle with the tattered man. 82. For Henry to double his speed away from the one with two wounds was an example of what? A) a defense mechanism B) passive avoidance C) active engagement D) a subtle invitation 83. Fidgeting with his button was an indicator of what? A) external shame B) internal anxiety C) external uneasiness D) internal peace Chapter Nine 84. At the beginning of the chapter, which emotion did Henry feel? A) guilt B) pride C) waxy D) terrific 85. "At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a ________ of courage." 86. What caused other wounded soldiers to shift their attention away from the youth? 87. As indicated from Jim Conklin's "shaking whisper," of what was he afraid? 88. Whose "eyes rolled in the wilderness of his terror"? 89. Which word was not used to describe Jim's condition? A) paste B) stone C) dull D) dazed 90. Explain "He was at the rendezvous." 91. Internet question: The movie Alien had a scene depicting similar contortions to those of Jim's, where it appeared "an animal was within and was kicking and tumbling furiously to be free." Could the movie be shown on a high school campus without parental and district consent? Explain. 92. What creature(s) killed Jim Conklin? A) wolves B) alligators C) man D) Southern Rebels E) the green monster F) the beast of mismanagement 93. The imagery at the chapter's end depicted what? A) man's indifference B) nature's indifference C) the sun's intolerance D) that nature, too, could paste a mirror image of man's unsweetened plight 94. Explain the meaning of new red blood. Jim's wound wouldn't coagulate and heal on its own. 95. T/F: After seeing Jim's grey-lipped smile on his dead face, Henry turned toward the battlefield with rage. Chapter Ten 96. What did the tattered man mean by referring to Jim as a "reg'lar jim- dandy"? 97. Who said, "'...we might as well begin t' look out fer ol' number one'"? 98. Which occurred? A) Pea soup was consumed. B) The youth buried Jim's body without help. C) The tattered man gained insight into the direction from which Henry had come. D) Henry's internal wounds were tended. 99. Why were "the simple questions of the tattered man" like "knife thrusts" to Henry? 100. Explain the irony of the arrows? 101. Why couldn't Henry smile in chapters nine and ten? Chapter Eleven 102. Which men did Henry envy most? A) the men with the mass of wagons B) the forward-going column of infantry C) slain soldiers D) angry, animal-like men 103. Why were rifles "extraordinarily profuse"? Explain. 104. What killed Henry's courage to fight again? 105. "A certain ____ quality within him kept him in the vicinity of the battle." 106. When did Henry imagine lying to his companions? A) before the worm and moth B) in between the worm and moth C) after the worm and moth D) when the worm became the moth 107. T/F: The youth contemplated the personal advantages of a Union loss. 108. T/F: The youth could not find a good excuse to give his regiment. 109. That Henry imagined himself as the brunt of derogatory gossip made him worry about becoming a what? 110. How would a moral vindication help Henry wear the sore badge of dishonor? 111. Why would a Union victory doom the youth's life to isolation? Chapter Twelve 112. Some of the infantry men stampeded in retreat like ____ ____. 113. Finally, Henry's head wound came from what? 114. Why was Henry afraid to move rapidly? 115. To escape head pain, Henry reminisced about all but what? A) his mother's cooking B) swimming in a shaded pool C) Conklin's painful death 116. Who was the drunken man? 117. T/F: The red animal of war had its fill with the cheery man's blood. 118. Who joined the fray? 119. Henry was guided in the dark of night back to his what? 120. T/F: The cheery man's magic wand was actually a compass. Chapter Thirteen 121. Paragraph one revealed Henry's what to be down? A) defensive guard B) night vision C) memory of purpose D) rifle 122. T/F: The black and monstrous figure was a wandering Rebel behind enemy lines. 123. T/F: Henry lied to the loud Wilson. 124. The corporal's words indicated what? A) that Wilson's letters weren't lost after all B) that more wayward men, or deserters, were returning to the regiment C) that the witche's prophecy was all wrong D) that their maps were good enough 125. T/F: The corporal and the nurse knew that the youth really hadn't been grazed by a bullet. 126. Wilson put what on Henry's head? 127. Similar to what he had done in Chapter ____, Henry began fumbling with his coat buttons whenever he was nervous about the truth piercing his lie. 128. Which term best characterized Wilson's behavior toward Henry? A) caring B) callous C) concerned D) cautious 129. Why was Henry not put into an ambulance wagon and taken to the hospital? 130. T/F: The men circling the fire symbolized buzzards 'bout to pick away at Henry's cover up. Chapter Fourteen 131. Upon waking, the youth felt he was in the house of the A) somber B) sullen C) tortured D) dead 132. Henry saw the sleeping soldiers as what? A) ready to rise and squawk at the officers B) ready to rebend the sun's rays C) ready to silence the drummer and bugel boy D) a prophecy of their future positions and conditions 133. Wilson's reaction to Henry's protest was what? A) persistent calmness B) perturbed friendliness C) gregarious silence D) silent fortitude 134. Henry noted all of the following changes in Wilson except which? A) better at cooking meat on a stick B) not so pompous about his physical prowess C) less irritated by trivialities D) more inner strength to help others 135. What was "tinsel courage"? 136. Which soldier had "climbed a peak of wisdom"? 137. Which soldier felt the Union troops handled the Rebels pretty rough yesterday? 138. T/F: Wilson motioned toward the Pacific to get arguing soldiers to move away westward and not disturb the peace before the war. 139. Why did Wilson think the Rebels had killed half his regiment? 140. What lies did the youth let live in Wilson's head? Chapter Fifteen 141. How did the youth use Wilson's letters? A) for insight B) for reflection C) as leverage D) as an anecdote 142. Which was not true about Henry's imagination of himself? A) He felt confident his mistakes in the dark would not be exposed to judges. B) He felt his flight of foot was dignified and different from other deserters. C) He felt feverish about viewing war from afar. D) He felt he could face the dragons of war. 143. T/F: Henry returned Wilson's letters without hammering home comments about Wilson's prior weakness or fears or incorrect intuitions. 144. Why did Henry feel pity toward Wilson's shame? 145. Which character exemplified the power of the mind to be dishonest with oneself? A) the molested B) Henry C) Wilson D) females falling for war stories Chapter Sixteen 146. Which phrases were synonymous? A) deep sleep and fog-filled air B) dull popping and curtains of trees C) terrific fracas and stupendous wrangle D) firing in the fog and thudding sound 147. Internet question: Based on "'All quiet on the Rappahannock,'" in which state was Henry entrenched? 148. What flew like birds? A) bullets B) rumors C) bayonets D) canon balls 149. Who "were yelling shrill and exultant"? 150. The sarcastic man pierced the youth after Henry complained of what? A) marching B) hell-roosters C) inaccurate rifles D) lunkhead generals E) fallacious maps 151. What effect did the sarcastic man's comment have upon Henry? 152. With regard to seemingly mindless marching and ill-clad plans of victorious attacks, Henry lodged complaints viewing the troops as all but what? A) dogs in a cage B) kitten in a bag C) chased rats D) tangled up in briers 153. T/F: At the forthcoming muzzle flashes, the youth proclaimed to the distant enemy, "Bring on the music, you jackasses." Chapter Seventeen 154. The opening paragraphs revealed Henry to be all but what? A) in agreement with Wilson's view B) angry about the foe's fighting resolve C) angry about not being able to rest and contemplate D) in the middle of being hunted like an animal 155. Were it available, which weapon would the youth have preferred to bring about "abominable cruelties" with "an engine of annihilating power"? A) Glock B) knife C) bow and arrow D) hatchet E) uzzi F) shotgun 156. Similar to Henry's view of the fighting troops, what contemporary animals have been tossed into a pit for a death struggle? 157. T/F: Strong feelings still remained after the youth imagined his rifle to be an impotent stick. 158. Which side behaved like a wounded snake? 159. T/F: Henry ceased firing because he was thirsty. 160. What connotation did "war devil" have? 161. Which term was not attributed to Fleming? A) pagan B) barbarian C) insect D) knight E) beast F) hero G) cats H) dog 162. T/F: Some soldiers wore the black smudge of a Catholic on their foreheads so as not to be pagans against faith on Ash Wednesday. 163. Why did the lieutenant exclaim, "'Hot work! Hot work!'"? 164. Which thought would NOW take opposition to? Chapter Eighteen 165. Who was inches away from joining Jim Conklin? 166. Why did Henry join Wilson's water run? 167. T/F: Not finding the stream, Henry took the opportunity to chide Wilson for his lame-brain idea. 168. From the way Wilson and Henry saw it, which object might produce the same effect as did the bright steel bayonets? A) stakes B) mirror C) uniform D) boots E) saddle 169. What were slinking through the woods? A) wounded men and other stragglers B) lieutenants trying to catch deserters C) generals trying to catch lieutenants D) Rebels from the rear 170. Why did the two foot soldiers exchange "glances of astonishment"? 171. T/F: Wilson and Henry, without contemplating desertion, "hurried back to the line." 172. After being yelled at by their lieutenant, Henry and Wilson told him that their regiment will what? A) sweep right B) sweep left C) forge forward into the guts of the enemy D) charge 173. The man with "a final objection" asked what kind of question? A) a reasonable one B) an unreasonable one C) a cowardly question D) a courageous question 174. T/F: As usual, while "many tightened their belts carefully and hitched at their trousers," the youth began fidgeting with his button. 175. Henry and Wilson displayed what character trait as they were poised to attack? A) fright B) courage C) obstinance D) elasticity 176. T/F: The shaggy man reaffirmed a part of the commander's opinion about the attack. Chapter Nineteen 177. How did Henry's regiment begin their advance? 178. How was Henry's face described during the initial stages of his advancing endeavor? A) drawn hard and tight B) glazed and uncertain C) relaxed and confident 179. What shape did the regiment form during part of the advance? A) circle B) oval C) triangle D) square E) pyramid 180. T/F: Henry was able to avoid being struck by one of the yellow flames. 181. What happened to the size of Henry's regiment? 182. What initiative did the lieutenant display? 183. How did Henry respond to being grabbed by the lieutenant? 184. After successfully dodging bullets like a football player, what did Henry [and Wilson] grab with stalwart pride? 185. T/F: The female goddess prevented the color sergeant's head from thumping harshly on the battle ground. Chapter Twenty 186. To which side did the "dejected remnant" belong? 187. Regarding carrying the flag, which soldier was at greater risk? 188. Why did the youthful lieutenant "swear with incredible power"? 189. State two synonymous phrases used to describe the Union retreat. 190. T/F: Henry hated the man who called his troops "mule drivers" more than he hated the enemy. 191. What were "a hundred flames"? 192. Why did the soldiers run "hither and thither" instead of in a straight line to safety? 193. That Henry saw seemingly "new" enemy uniforms meant what? 194. Which line first indicated a Union victory in this particular skirmish? 195. To what did "impossible proportions" refer? 196. T/F: "A hoarse cheer of elation broke from their dry lips" because "they were men." Chapter Twenty-one 197. Why were the men nervous while they returned to the blue lines? 198. How was reference to "mother" used? 199. When Henry reflected upon the old position, what did he conclude? 200. What were Henry's views toward his war performance? 201. Why couldn't Henry revel in self-satisfaction for very long? 202. T/F: The lieutenant stood up for his men and the way they fought. 203. That Henry had a "tranquill philosophy" during "these moments of irritation" indicated what? 204. T/F: The colonel and the youthful lieutenant exchanged words of praise for both Fleming and Wilson for bravely being at the front of the charge. 205. Who "exchanged a secret glance of joy and congratulation" toward the other? 206. Explain: "The past held no pictures of error and disappointment." Chapter Twenty-two 207. How did Henry feel when another attack began? A) exhausted B) weary C) serene self-confidence D) Invincible 208. T/F: The opposing infantry, especially while toiling personally in the "pitiless monotony of conflicts," were incognizant of the national reasons for the Civil War. 209. The "lighter-hued regiments" were who? 210. What was "rolling thunder" and why did it irritate friendly troops? 211. Which occurred during the "riotous surges"? A) monotonous slithering B) maniacal yelling C) cautious dashing D) reserved lunges for covering 212. T/F: The positioning of the "color of cloth" didn't always indicate who was winning. 213. "When assaulted again by bullets," the blue troops did what? A) advanced with determination B) retreated with wisdom C) cowered like turtles D) tossed their bayonets as a last resort 214. T/F: As a spectator to the battle, Henry's vibrating flag symbolized the jitters he felt within. 215. The "flock of bullets" was mentioned within the context of portraying Union soldiers as what? A) sheep who would only fire upon command B) geese who had the overview above the smoke C) wild wolves following the alpha dog D) self-determined striking soldiers 216. Memory of being called "mud diggers" had what effect upon the infantry men? 217. "Arrows of scorn" had what effect upon Henry? 218. T/F: Extravagant bleeding sometimes led to twisted bodies. 219. Wilson's "powder-smeared" face was not enough to hide what? A) his valor B) his anger C) his tranquility D) his wound Chapter Twenty-three 220. In paragraph two, "the shouts" referred to what? A) Wilson's protest B) the soldiers' grumblings against new orders C) the officers' disenchantment with the colonel's order to attack D) the officers' orders to charge 221. T/F: The soldiers' scampering clearly indicated a lack of courage. 222. How did Henry lead the electrifying assault? A) with reserved energy for the confrontation B) with tamed enthusiasm C) with wild and daring fervor D) with reluctant desires to crash against "the gates of the impossible." 223. The individuals who "wheeled" were doing what? A) turning to fire as they retreated B) attacking in groups of four C) driving their comrades to stake a stand against the blue line D) running in circles 224. How did the charging cheers change? A) They became impersonal. B) They became less intense. C) They became more forceful. D) They became more intimate. 225. T/F: Henry sprang like a panther and captured the enemy flag. 226. Tossing caps and hats into the air indicated what? 227. Which prisoner summoned the wrath of the gods upon his captors? A) victim one B) victim two C) victim three D) victim four 228. T/F: The prisoner who displayed the most inquisitiveness was also glad to hear human voices. 229. Which containee had regret for his loss of freedom and "the right to antagonize"? A) prisoner one B) prisoner two C) prisoner three D) prisoner four 230. Settling down on the side of the fence they chose signified what? 231. What was the significance of "long grass"? Chapter Twenty-four 232. What did the purple and gold colors connote? 233. How did Henry contend with the haunting ghosts from his past? 234. If it were true that Henry changed his soul by changing himself, what change allowed Henry to move from turmoil to tranquility?
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