Ultimate Quiz On Soldier's Heart Novel! Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Disease spread rapidly throughout the camp of 90,000 men.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when a disease spreads rapidly, it can affect a large number of people in a short period of time. In this case, the camp consists of 90,000 men, which is a significant population. Therefore, it is likely that the disease would spread quickly among them.

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  • 2. 

    Charley stated that he did not want to get close to anyone he met or encountered. Deep down he knew they would die and he did not to face the pain of losing a friend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Charley has a fear of getting close to people because he believes that they will eventually die, causing him emotional pain. This implies that Charley prefers to avoid forming relationships to protect himself from the grief of losing someone. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects Charley's feelings and mindset.

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  • 3. 

    Forage means to buy food from the sutler.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. Forage does not mean to buy food from the sutler. Instead, it refers to the act of searching and gathering food, typically referring to animals searching for food in the wild.

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  • 4. 

    Nelson was excited to go up against the Rebels. Charley decided that he was not going to "tell him" about what it was really like, Nelson just needed to experience the battle for himself in order to understand it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because Charley decided not to tell Nelson about what it was really like to go up against the Rebels. Charley believed that Nelson needed to experience the battle for himself in order to truly understand it. This suggests that Nelson's understanding and perception of the battle would be more accurate and meaningful if he experienced it firsthand rather than relying on someone else's description.

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  • 5. 

    Nelson suffered from a shot in the back and then he died.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that Nelson suffered from a shot in the back and then he died. However, the statement does not provide any evidence or context to support this claim. Without any additional information, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of the statement.

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  • 6. 

    Guns killed more soldiers than disease in the Civil War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Disease was the leading cause of death during the Civil War, accounting for approximately two-thirds of all deaths. Poor sanitation, crowded conditions, and lack of medical knowledge and resources contributed to the spread of diseases such as dysentery, typhoid fever, and pneumonia among soldiers. Guns and combat-related injuries were responsible for a significant number of deaths, but they were not the leading cause.

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  • 7. 

    Charley was called a "Yankee" by the Confederate who wanted to trade with him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the question states that Charley was called a "Yankee" by the Confederate who wanted to trade with him. However, being called a "Yankee" implies that Charley is from the northern states during the American Civil War, while the Confederate refers to the southern states. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Confederate would refer to Charley as a "Yankee" if they wanted to trade with him.

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  • 8. 

    Charley was asked to kill horses for meat. It was to help the sick men get better.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Charley was asked to kill horses for meat in order to help sick men recover. This implies that the meat from the horses was likely being used as a source of nutrition for the sick men, as meat is a good source of protein. Therefore, the statement is true as it indicates that Charley was asked to kill horses for a specific purpose - to aid in the recovery of sick individuals.

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  • 9. 

    The commanders told Charley and the infantry to shoot when the cavalry was a close range to create high casualities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the commanders instructed Charley and the infantry to shoot when the cavalry was at a close range in order to cause a high number of casualties. This implies that the commanders wanted to maximize the damage inflicted on the cavalry by attacking them when they were vulnerable and within range. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects the intention of the commanders.

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  • 10. 

    The doctor asked Charley to create a wall of dead bodies to block the wind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the doctor asked Charley to create a wall of dead bodies in order to block the wind. The word "true" indicates that this statement is accurate. However, without further context, it is difficult to determine the reasoning behind such a request.

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  • 11. 

    What is Charley's demeanor during the battle? (what is he like during the first battle)

    • A.

      Calm and peaceful

    • B.

      Aggressive and bold

    • C.

      Disoriented and confused

    • D.

      Fainted

    Correct Answer
    C. Disoriented and confused
    Explanation
    During the battle, Charley's demeanor is described as disoriented and confused. This suggests that he is unsure of what is happening and lacks clarity in his actions and decisions. It implies that Charley is overwhelmed and struggling to comprehend the chaos and danger around him. This state of mind can be expected in someone experiencing their first battle, as they are likely to be unfamiliar with the intensity and unpredictability of combat.

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  • 12. 

    During Charley's first battle--- The Battle of Bull Run, Charley's actions could be characterized as...

    • A.

      Brave and daring

    • B.

      Cowardly and scared

    • C.

      Angry and aggressive

    • D.

      Calm and went after the enemy

    Correct Answer
    B. Cowardly and scared
    Explanation
    During Charley's first battle, his actions were characterized as cowardly and scared. This can be inferred from the given options and the fact that Charley's actions are being described in a negative light. It suggests that Charley may have lacked courage and was fearful during the battle.

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  • 13. 

    What happened to Massey in the battle?

    • A.

      He deserted in the middle of the battle and went home because he lived near by

    • B.

      He was shot in the beginning of the battle

    • C.

      He was attacked and captued by the Confederates

    • D.

      Lost his head due to a cannon blast

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost his head due to a cannon blast
  • 14. 

    What is Charley telling the reader about battle with this statement? " The black powder smoke clouded from the rifles and the rebel guns on the hill..."

    • A.

      The smoke from the gunfire made it hard to see in the midst of the battle

    • B.

      The guns were not working properly in the battle

    • C.

      The smoke played no role in the battle

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The smoke from the gunfire made it hard to see in the midst of the battle
    Explanation
    The statement "The black powder smoke clouded from the rifles and the rebel guns on the hill..." suggests that the smoke from the gunfire made it hard to see in the midst of the battle. This implies that the smoke played a significant role in obstructing the vision of the soldiers, making it difficult for them to navigate and target their enemies.

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  • 15. 

    What happened to Charley after the battle had stopped?

    • A.

      Screamed for help

    • B.

      Yelled at the Rebels to go home

    • C.

      He drank water from the creek and ate a meal

    • D.

      He became sick

    Correct Answer
    D. He became sick
    Explanation
    After the battle had stopped, Charley became sick.

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  • 16. 

    Why did Charley say that the officers had lied to them?

    • A.

      The officiers told them that they had won the battle

    • B.

      The officiers had told them they had done well and stood up to the Rebel fire

    • C.

      They told him that they had won the war and he could go home

    • D.

      The battle was a huge victory for the Union

    Correct Answer
    B. The officiers had told them they had done well and stood up to the Rebel fire
    Explanation
    Charley said that the officers had lied to them because they had told him and his comrades that they had done well and stood up to the Rebel fire. However, this statement was not true, indicating that the officers had deceived them.

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  • 17. 

    As Charley was resting after the battle, he thought that he saw "fireflies in the night" but he soon realized that they were not fireflies.  What were they?

    • A.

      The commanders who were plotting the next moves for the next day

    • B.

      Horses who were lost in midst of battle

    • C.

      Lanterns and candles of those who were tending to the injured, and the dead on the battlefield

    • D.

      The wounded who were trying to get up from the battefield and make it to the retreat site

    Correct Answer
    C. Lanterns and candles of those who were tending to the injured, and the dead on the battlefield
    Explanation
    Charley initially mistook the lights for fireflies, but upon closer observation, he realized that they were lanterns and candles. These lights were being used by people who were tending to the injured and the dead on the battlefield. This explanation suggests that Charley's initial perception was mistaken, but he quickly recognized the true source of the lights.

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  • 18. 

    What did Charley mean when he said " it was like a blade cutting grain" when he referred to the Battle of Bull Run in Chapter 4

    • A.

      Use of the bayonet

    • B.

      Charley's knife in the battle

    • C.

      Soldiers were falling fast during the battle

    • D.

      Soldiers were deserting fast as they could

    Correct Answer
    C. Soldiers were falling fast during the battle
    Explanation
    Charley meant that the Battle of Bull Run was intense and brutal, with soldiers falling rapidly like grains being cut by a blade. This suggests that the battle was extremely violent and resulted in a high number of casualties.

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  • 19. 

    The main foods the soldiers had to eat were...

    • A.

      Beans, pork, coffee

    • B.

      Fish, corn, potatoes

    • C.

      Chicken, potatoes, beans

    • D.

      Milk, corn, potatoes

    Correct Answer
    A. Beans, pork, coffee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is beans, pork, coffee. This is because these were the main foods that the soldiers had to eat. Beans and pork were common sources of protein and sustenance, while coffee provided a source of energy and helped keep the soldiers alert. The other options mentioned different combinations of foods, but they did not accurately reflect the main foods that the soldiers had to eat.

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  • 20. 

    Why did Charley go to another town to enlist in the Union army?

    • A.

      The officier told him to go

    • B.

      No one knew him there

    • C.

      His mom said to go there

    • D.

      He wanted to see a new place

    Correct Answer
    B. No one knew him there
    Explanation
    Charley went to another town to enlist in the Union army because no one knew him there. By going to a different town, Charley could avoid any potential scrutiny or judgment from people who might recognize him. This would allow him to start fresh and join the army without any preconceived notions or biases against him.

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  • 21. 

    Why did the surgeon advise the troops to wear clean clothing in battle?

    • A.

      So they would look nice if they were shot

    • B.

      So their moms would be proud of them

    • C.

      It was rude not to be clean

    • D.

      To help prevent infection if they got shot

    Correct Answer
    D. To help prevent infection if they got shot
    Explanation
    The surgeon advised the troops to wear clean clothing in battle to help prevent infection if they got shot. Clean clothing reduces the risk of introducing bacteria or foreign particles into the wound, which can lead to infection. By maintaining cleanliness, the chances of post-injury complications and infections are reduced, promoting better healing and recovery for the troops.

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  • 22. 

    Why did Charley want to go fight in the Civil War?

    • A.

      He thought it would make him a man

    • B.

      He wanted to fight in a shooting war

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    Charley wanted to go fight in the Civil War because he believed it would make him a man and because he desired to be involved in a shooting war.

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  • 23. 

    The Rebel on guard duty wanted to trade tobacco for ...? (wanted from Charley)

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Shoes

    • C.

      Coffee

    • D.

      Chickens

    Correct Answer
    C. Coffee
    Explanation
    The Rebel on guard duty wanted to trade tobacco for coffee from Charley. This suggests that the Rebel desired coffee in exchange for his tobacco.

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  • 24. 

    How did Charley describe his position at Gettysburg?

    • A.

      Out in the meadow

    • B.

      Hiding behind trees

    • C.

      He did not fight at this battle because he had been shot before this battle and he had lost his gun

    • D.

      Up on the hill looking down over the Confederate line

    Correct Answer
    D. Up on the hill looking down over the Confederate line
    Explanation
    Charley described his position at Gettysburg as being up on the hill looking down over the Confederate line.

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  • 25. 

    Charley is not "old"in years but in __________? (Chapter 10)

    • A.

      Marriage

    • B.

      Experiences

    • C.

      Ideas

    • D.

      Working hard on the farm

    Correct Answer
    B. Experiences
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "experiences" because the question states that Charley is not "old" in years, implying that the term "old" is being used metaphorically. Therefore, it can be inferred that Charley is considered "old" in terms of the experiences he has had in life.

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  • 26. 

    Charley has a _________ that he had taken off a Confederate solider in the Civil War. 

    • A.

      Revolver

    • B.

      Knife

    • C.

      Bible

    • D.

      Photo

    Correct Answer
    A. Revolver
    Explanation
    Charley has a revolver that he had taken off a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. This suggests that Charley had acquired a firearm, specifically a revolver, as a war trophy from a soldier fighting on the Confederate side during the Civil War.

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  • 27. 

    Where is Charley living in Chapter 10?

    • A.

      Georgia

    • B.

      Minnesota

    • C.

      Wisconsin

    • D.

      Ohio

    Correct Answer
    B. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Charley is living in Minnesota in Chapter 10.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following does not describe the fate of Charley?

    • A.

      Charley was injured at Gettysburg and he never recovered from his wounds

    • B.

      Charley was unable to hold down a steady job when he returned home

    • C.

      Charley died at the age of 23- due to stress and his wounds

    • D.

      Charley moved back to MN, married, had a large family and lived a long full happy life

    Correct Answer
    D. Charley moved back to MN, married, had a large family and lived a long full happy life
    Explanation
    The given correct answer does not describe the fate of Charley because it states that he moved back to MN, married, had a large family, and lived a long full happy life. The other options describe Charley's injuries, inability to hold a job, and his death at a young age due to stress and wounds.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following items did Charley not take to the picnic by the river?

    • A.

      Bread

    • B.

      Cheese

    • C.

      Cold coffee

    • D.

      Salt pork

    Correct Answer
    D. Salt pork
    Explanation
    Charley did not take salt pork to the picnic by the river.

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  • 30. 

    Soldier's heart, Shell Shock, battle fatigue, and post-traumatic stress disorder are ways to describe...?

    • A.

      Wounds to the body

    • B.

      Mental and emotional damage

    • C.

      Exhaustion from battle

    • D.

      Casualities

    Correct Answer
    B. Mental and emotional damage
    Explanation
    Soldier's heart, Shell Shock, battle fatigue, and post-traumatic stress disorder are all terms used to describe the mental and emotional damage experienced by soldiers as a result of their exposure to traumatic events in battle. These terms highlight the psychological impact of war on individuals, emphasizing the long-lasting effects it can have on their mental well-being.

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