Who Said That/Wrote That?

This multiple choice challenge quiz should not require more than 15 minutes. Each character or quotation is drawn from some aspect of While Father Is Away, perhaps loosely at times. How good are you at assigning credit or blame?

1. In 1861, this remark was made before a national audience, "Sir, Tennesseans will never be coerced by men North or South. She will do what she believes best to comport with her dignity and honor." The speaker was:

a. General Felix Zollicoffer
b. Parson Brownlow
c. Congressman Robert Hatton
d. CSA President Davis

2. "Thus on the mesa of our life, the rude plateau of past events - that startling images are rife, what specters there have pitched their tents. Keen memories of wrong words spoken; of misspent time; unrighteous deeds; Grim ghosts of resolutions broken; sad disregard of sacred creeds." The author of this poetic verse was:

a. Private Bradbury's captain (Walkley)
b. Private Bradbury
c. Private Bradbury's wife, Mary
d. Shakespeare

3. The author wrote of a gruesome, violent time, "Will all Neptune's Ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?" The author?

a. William T. Sherman
b. William H. Bradbury
c. William Shakespeare
d. William the Conqueror

4. "We are brought to a point in our National career where two roads meet and divert. It is the critical moment for us. . . I have only one voice, and that is neither loud nor strong. I speak to but a few, and have little influence; but whatever I am or may be, I may, at such a time as this, in the name of justice, liberty and humanity, and in that of the permanent security and welfare of the whole nation, urge all men, and especially the government, to the abolition of slavery." Just a few years Bradbury's senior, the speaker was:

a. Ulysses S. Grant
b. Frederick Douglass
c. Vice President Andrew Johnson
d. Admiral Farragut

5. Written in March of 1865 for newspaper readers, "The soldiers are all envious and jealous of the citizens, who run no risk and are making all the money. The fact is, that though the war is successful, and consequently popular, and the newspapers keep up the interest and the tine of public opinion, yet real patriotism and enthusiasm, such as prompted the first levies, are, to use another slang term, "played out." Author?

a. Clara Barton
b. Artemus Ward
c. William H. Bradbury
d. Parson Brownlow

6. Union troops and supply movements toward Knoxville in 1863 were described in the following way: "The entire wagon train consisting of 240 wagons and the three batteries, were taken over roads so precipitous that it required from fifty to one hundred men to each wagon besides the horses to make the ascent. For want of forage, a great number of horses perished. . ."

a. Matthew Brady
b. William H. Bradbury
c. General Julius White
d. General Ambrose Burnside


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