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Day One - June 30, 1863

Forward- 1-6

Ch. 1- 3 -16 = 13

Ch. 2- 17 - 32 = 15

Ch. 3- 33 - 48 = 15

Ch. 4 – 49 – 68 = 21

70 pages total

Ch. 1-4 due Tuesday, Nov. 27th along with the reading questions

Day Two - July 1, 1863

Ch. 1 – 73 - 85 = 12

Ch 2 – 86 – 96 - = 10

Ch 3 – 97 – 113 = 16 Ch. 1-3 are due Thursday, Nov. 29th along with the reading questions

Ch 4 – 114 – 125 = 10

Ch 5 – 126 – 135 = 9

Ch 6 – 136 – 145 = 9

Ch 7 – 146 – 150 = 4

70 pages total

Ch. 4-7 are due Tuesday, Dec. 4th along with the reading questions

Day Three - July 2, 1863

Ch 1 – 155 – 165 = 40

Ch 2 – 166 – 180 = 14

Ch 3 – 181 – 205 = 24 Ch. 1-3 are due Thursday, Dec. 6th along with the reading questions

Ch 4 – 206 – 236 = 30

Ch 5 – 237 – 260 = 23

Ch 6 – 261 – 270 = 9

140 pages total



Ch. 4-6 are due Tuesday, Dec. 11th along with the reading questions

Take home essay over the novel is assigned and is due Friday, Dec. 21st - This is a day of fun so make sure you get me the essay before you leave

Day Four - July 3, 1863

Ch 1 – 275 – 283 = 8

Ch 2 – 284 – 300 = 16

Ch 3 – 301 – 311 = 10 Ch. 1-3 are due Thursday, Dec. 13th along with the reading questions

Ch 4 – 312 – 329 = 17

Ch 5 – 330 – 340 = 10

Ch 6 – 341 – 345 = 4

65 pages total

Finish the novel by Tuesday, Dec. 18th along with the rest of the questions

Name ______________________________________________________________________

Period _____
The Killer Angels
Monday, June 29, 1863 - Chapter 1- The Spy

1. What is the irony in the fact that Harrison brings Longstreet the information as to the

strength and location of the Union army and how does Shaara reveal is his personality

shown to us?


2. What is the reoccurring theme or topic in this chapter?
3. What similes are evident throughout this chapter? What foreshadowing is shown?
Chapter 2 – Monday, June 29, 1863- Chamberlain

1. What insight do we have of Chamberlain’s personality after reading this chapter?

2. The speech that Chamberlain gives to the men of the 2nd Maine is one of the most poetic

and beautiful in the whole book. What is the central idea behind what Chamberlain

says to them?
Monday, June 29th, 1863 – Chapter 3- Buford

1. What advantage is there in holding the ‘good ground’ or high ground?

2. The image of the statue of the white angel shows up in this chapter and will pop up

again towards the end of the novel. What symbolism or meaning is Shaara giving to this

statue?
Monday, June 29th, 1863 – Chapter 4- Longstreet

1. How is Longstreet described over the course of this chapter?

2. The friendship and love shared between Armistead and Hancock is a metaphor for the

division this war has had on the country. Why did each man choose the path which they

now find themselves on?

Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 1- Lee

1. Where is the irony in the prayer that Lee prays ?

2. What qualities does Lee see in Longstreet? Why is Longstreet surprised and touched by the

words that Lee has for him?



Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 2- Buford

1. The theme of knowing your opponent is reinforced in this chapter. The opposing

commanders are not strangers to each other. What advantages or disadvantages might

there be under these situations?


Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 3- Lee

1. List some of the characteristics of Lee which Shaara writes about in this chapter.


2. In the midst of the chaos of thousands of men marching to fight, a band plays happy tunes.

For many of us this seems strange. What purpose do the bands serve in such a scene?


Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 4- Chamberlain

1. In this chapter Chamberlain recalls a conversation he had with his father about the image

of man being an angel. What was his father’s view of that angel? Chamberlain’s father was

very proud of his son when he delivered an oration on “Man, the Killer Angel”. How would

his father view his son now given Chamberlain’s current role in the war? Chamberlain also

reflects on “home”. How does he define what home is?


Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 5- Longstreet

1. Fremantle, the English observer, has some very interesting ideas which he shares with Lee’s

staff. How does Fremantle view the officers of the South? What is his opinion on evolution?
2. Shaara uses very sharp imagery as he gives a clear picture of the horrors of war. Describe

some of the imagery which Shaara uses to create the mood in this chapter.


Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 6- Lee

1. Even when he is totally frustrated with his commanders, Lee does not comment or judge,

but he does what to give them the benefit of the doubt?
Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 7- Buford

1. What is ironic in the fact that it was Buford and his men who saved the high ground and the

charges brought against them by General Howard?
2. In this chapter Shaara again writes about the white angel in the cemetery. Where is

the parallel between Buford’s young lieutenants who see the white angel at the start of the

novel and now in this chapter?
Thursday, July 2, 1863- Chapter 1- Fremantle

1. How does Fremantle see the end of the war turning out? How does he describe the North

and what will happen to the institution of slavery?

Thursday, July 2, 1863- Chapter 2- Chamberlain

1. There is a great conversation between Chamberlain and Kilrain about the nature of man.

Chamberlain talks of every man being the same and having a divine spark. He recalls a

conversation he once had with a Southern minister who owned slaves. “How can they look

in the eyes of a man and make a slave of him and then quote the Bible?” Yet what bothers

Chamberlain about that same conversation he had with the minister?


2. As a comparison to how one views man, Kilrain’s attitude is very different from

Chamberlain’s. How does Kilrain view man? In the end what is he fighting for?


Thursday, July 2, 1863- Chapter 3- Longstreet

1. One of the problems with this battle is that Lee is executing very complex strategies,

something that requires flawless, close and constant communications and precise timing.

Instead how are communications handled during the battle?


Thursday, July 2, 1863- Chapter 4- Chamberlain

1. Chamberlain is confronted with a great deal of emotion in this chapter. How has he

visualized his relationship with Kilrain up to this point? When ordering his brother and other

soldiers to plug the whole in the line Chamberlain is faced with the possibility of sending his

brother off to die. He compares his use of his brother as if he was what?
Thursday, July 2, 1863 – Chapter 5 - Longstreet

1. How does Shaara describe the condition of Lee’s health through this chapter in subtle

ways?
2. Armistead will not sit out this fight even if it is the first time he will be going up against

Hancock. What is the foreshadowing that Armistead’s relates to Longstreet about the vow

he made to Hancock?
Thursday, July 2, 1863 – Chapter 6- Lee

1. How does Stuart behave when his honor is questioned? Other than telling him to grow up

what does Lee tell Stuart? Even after hearing Stuart go off and pledge revenge to redeem

himself Lee knows that Stuart will not act how?


Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 1 – Chamberlain

1. What is the irony in this chapter? Historically this scene is not really accurate, but why

would Shaara adjust the facts and place the 20th Maine in the center of the Union line?
Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 2 – Longstreet

1. The relationship between Lee and Longstreet is symbolic to what sort of relationship?


2. Once Lee has done all he can, he states that the matter is now in God’s hands. How does

Longstreet react to this? Why does feel that God is allowing men to be killed?



Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 3 – Chamberlain

1. What foreshadowing does Hancock express during the battle? Longstreet’s concerned that

the South will be facing Hancock, who Armistead knows is the Union’s best. Knowing this

why does Lee underestimate Hancock’s leadership?


Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 4 – Armistead

1. In this chapter Armistead reviews his life and wishes he could have been more emotional.

What personal items does he send across the lines to Hancock? What item does he give to

Pickett? At the end of the chapter he is at peace with himself and the vow he had made.

What Bible story does this scene parallel?
2. What reoccurring motif shows up time and time again in this chapter?
Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 5 – Longstreet

1. Longstreet questions why do men die? Longstreet says he can not go on leading men to die

for nothing. How does Lee answer this for Longstreet?
Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 6 - Chamberlain

1. Why is Chamberlain to the point almost thrilled at the end of the battle? Why does

he feel that he must come back to this site once the war is over? Chamberlain feels that he

has been given what privilege that most men will never have?

2. Many of the men in this novel had a hard time showing emotions. Longstreet’s emotions

towards Armistead, Lee, his men, and his wife, but cannot show them. Chamberlain feels

deep love for his brother Tom, but does not show it. Armistead had the same problem with

his feelings towards Longstreet. Why do you think that these men, who had faced so much,

and had such a hard time expressing their true emotions?
3. How is the image of rain used in this chapter? What little “gotta” does Shaara slip in has the

chapter comes to an end? Explain the meaning and the power behind this last idea.



Chapters that only have one question – ALL students will answer it.
The ODD numbers will be answered by the first half of the class alphabet

Bacila, Jeffrey to Gutierrez, Anna Birge, Cabe to Gonzales, Erika
The EVEN numbers will be answered by the second half of the class alphabet

Hunt, Tyler to Vo, Tai Kettle, Emil to Valdez, Destiny
The following chapter numbers will be answered by ALL students



Monday, June 29th, 1863 – Chapter 3- Buford #2

Wednesday, July 1, 1863- Chapter 4- Chamberlain #1
Friday, July 3, 1863 – Chapter 1 – Chamberlain #1


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