Soldier's Heart Novel By Gary Paulsen! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is the lieutenant who gives Charley instructions in the midst of the battle?

    • A.

      Massey

    • B.

      Owens

    • C.

      Olsen

    • D.

      Olafson

    Correct Answer
    D. Olafson
    Explanation
    Olafson is the lieutenant who gives Charley instructions in the midst of the battle.

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  • 2. 

    What is Charley's demeanor during the 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 Charley is not able to think clearly or understand what is happening around him. He may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to react or what to do. This state of confusion can be attributed to the chaotic and intense nature of the battle, which has left Charley feeling disoriented and unable to make sense of his surroundings.

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  • 3. 

    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
    Charley's actions during the Battle of Bull Run can be described as cowardly and scared. This suggests that he lacked bravery and was fearful in the face of danger. It implies that Charley may have been hesitant to engage in combat and may have displayed signs of fear or anxiety during the battle.

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  • 4. 

    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
  • 5. 

    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 difficult for the soldiers to see during the battle.

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  • 6. 

    What method did Charley use to survive the battle?

    • A.

      Fought the enemy bravely

    • B.

      He laid on the ground and used bodies to shield himself from flying bullets

    • C.

      He retreated to the tree line for protection

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. He laid on the ground and used bodies to shield himself from flying bullets
    Explanation
    Charley survived the battle by laying on the ground and using bodies as a shield from flying bullets. This method allowed him to minimize his exposure to enemy fire and increase his chances of survival. By taking cover and using the bodies as a barrier, Charley was able to protect himself and avoid getting hit by the bullets. This strategy demonstrates his resourcefulness and quick thinking in a dangerous situation.

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  • 7. 

    When the retreat began, where did the men retreat towards? 

    • A.

      A line of maple trees near the open meadow where the battle had been fought

    • B.

      Near the creek

    • C.

      The bridge over the creek

    • D.

      Towards Washington DC

    Correct Answer
    A. A line of maple trees near the open meadow where the battle had been fought
    Explanation
    During the retreat, the men retreated towards a line of maple trees near the open meadow where the battle had been fought.

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  • 8. 

    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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  • 9. 

    Why did Charley say that the officiers 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 were told that they had done well and stood up to the Rebel fire. However, this contradicts the fact that the officers had actually told them that they had won the battle. So, Charley believed that the officers were not being truthful about their performance in the battle.

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  • 10. 

    In Chapter 5, the officiers tell the men to prepare for...

    • A.

      for more battle tomorrow and rest for now

    • B.

      Reload weapons because the enemy will attack at any time

    • C.

      Movement of army to Washington DC

    • D.

      Movement of army to Richomnd

    Correct Answer
    A. for more battle tomorrow and rest for now
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for more battle tomorrow and rest for now." This is because the officers are instructing the men to prepare for another battle that will take place the next day, and also to rest in the meantime. This implies that the soldiers need to both mentally and physically prepare themselves for the upcoming battle, while also taking the necessary time to recover and regain their strength.

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  • 11. 

    What color is the water in the stream?

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      Pink

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink
  • 12. 

    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
    The correct answer is lanterns and candles of those who were tending to the injured, and the dead on the battlefield. Charley initially mistook the lights for fireflies, but upon closer inspection, he realized that they were lanterns and candles being used by the people who were taking care of the wounded and deceased soldiers on the battlefield.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following items did Charley not do in Chapter 5?

    • A.

      Ate salt pork and bread and drank water

    • B.

      Sleep

    • C.

      Wrote a letter to his mom

    • D.

      Prepared his weapon for battle

    Correct Answer
    C. Wrote a letter to his mom
    Explanation
    In Chapter 5, Charley did not write a letter to his mom. The passage does not mention him engaging in any communication with his mother. Instead, it describes him eating salt pork and bread, drinking water, and preparing his weapon for battle. It is unclear whether he slept or not, as the passage does not provide any information about his sleep.

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  • 14. 

    On the next morning Charley and the other troops prepare to battle again. What was the command/order that was given to the men as they moved across the open meadow?

    • A.

      Watch the line of trees for Rebels

    • B.

      Be ready to retreat if needed

    • C.

      Be ready to stop and rest

    • D.

      Move the wounded as we march

    Correct Answer
    A. Watch the line of trees for Rebels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "watch the line of trees for Rebels." This command/order was given to the men as they moved across the open meadow to be vigilant and keep an eye on the line of trees for any Rebel forces. It suggests that the troops were expecting possible enemy activity or an ambush from the trees. By watching the line of trees, they would be prepared to defend themselves and respond accordingly.

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  • 15. 

    What did the Union troops find in the earthenworks of the Confederates?

    • A.

      Gold and silver

    • B.

      Weapons and horses

    • C.

      The Rebels had left overnight- the earthenworks were enpty!

    • D.

      Rebel troops ready to fight and resisit the Union troops who had marched across the meadow

    Correct Answer
    C. The Rebels had left overnight- the earthenworks were enpty!
  • 16. 

    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 during the Battle of Bull Run, soldiers were falling rapidly, just like how a blade cuts through grain efficiently. This implies that there were a high number of casualties and the battle was intense and chaotic.

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  • 17. 

    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 answer is supported by the fact that these three food items were mentioned first in the list of options. The other options mentioned different food items but did not include beans, pork, and coffee. Therefore, beans, pork, and coffee were the main foods that the soldiers had to eat.

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  • 18. 

    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. This suggests that he wanted to avoid being recognized or identified by anyone in his hometown. By going to a different town, Charley could start fresh and potentially escape any personal connections or obligations that could hinder his decision to join the army.

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  • 19. 

    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 bacteria and other pathogens entering the body through open wounds, decreasing the chances of infection. This is a crucial precautionary measure to ensure better chances of recovery and survival for the troops in the event of injuries sustained during battle.

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  • 20. 

    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 participate in a shooting war.

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