A Mystery of Heroism (Questions) (not correct)
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In what year was this story published in newspapers?
In what year and in what collection of Crane short stories was this story published?
1896, The Little Regiment, and Other Episodes of the American Civil War
What was Stephen Crane's first novel, and what pseudonym did he use as its author?
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Johnston Smith
What is Crane's most famous novel?
The Red Badge of Courage 1895
When and where was Crane born?
Newark, New Jersey,November 1, 1871
When and where did Crane die?
June 5, 1900, at the age of 28 in Badenweiler, Germany
How did the uniforms of these soldiers appear as the story began?
They were so coated with dust that they almost seemed part of the clay bank which shielded them.
What was happening between the two armies?
They were engaged in a full-fledged battle
What was different about the battery soldiers?
they had white duck trousers, which somehow emphasized their legs
In what company and army was Fred Collins?
"A" company of union army
What did Collins want so badly?
water, which seemed odd while Battle was going on
Whose horse was killed and who was wounded by a shell while he was astride?
What were the soldiers doing about the half-torn house?
Took an ax to it to gather firewood
While battle could be seen in the near vicinity, what were Privates Smith and Ferguson discussing?
They were heatedly engaged in a discussion involved the greatest questions of national existence, in order words, the importance or lack of importance about the war. existence
What re-positioning did the colonel want for the leading company of infantry?
Where did Collins think he could get water?
the well at the destroyed house
What change came over the meadow?
it was torn up by artillery shells and no longer green and beautiful
Who was the wounded officer, and what part of him was wounded?
What happened to the battery company?
they were killed and fewer of them could man the guns, more white legs were horizontal
In the midst of battle, what did some A Company members start doing to Collins?
teased Collins about his thirst
What did the artillery lieutenant want to see done?
to charge down the hill?
What comment did the major have about that lieutenant's wish?
He wants to get back with
orders pretty quick, or there'll be no batt'ry left
What was/is the order of ranking soldiers from highest to lowest?
major, colonel, captain, lieutenant private
What happened to the lieutenant as he was returning?
Hit by a shell which killed him and his hourse
How did others goad Collins about going for water?
Continued to jeer and tease him
When Collins went for permission from the captain, with whom was the captain talking?
the colonel of the regiment
Did these two officers think Collins was serious?
they could not tell whether Collins wanted to go
Before Collins left them, what did the colonel tell Collins to do?
take other canteens and hurry back
How did Collins respond to others as they warned and advised him about going to the well?
He was furious and repeated he was going
How many canteens did Collins take?
five or six
What seemed to become the overriding reason that Collins actually went?
his pride after being goaded
What thoughts and feelings seem to come over Collins as he began his trek?
He was unsure and had been lead by blind emotions but he felt dull but not afraid
What gave him reason for not thinking of himself as hero?
Heroes had no shames in their lives, he had borrowed money and not paid it back and had been disrespectful to his mother
What happened to his mother since his coming to war?
she had died
How far had he gotten when enemy fire intensified?
30 paces from his comrades
What caused a hoarse cheering from the enemy?
the colour sergeant fell (with his flag)
What details about the house did Collins notice?
bricks of the chimney and door on one hinge
What did Collins do when he reached the well?
started filling the canteens
What terror or fear came over Collins?
he felt closer to death, a dead man
What change did Collins make about getting water?
stopped filling with canteens and grabbed a bucket and started running
What did Collins hope would not happen as he returned?
he was afraid of being hit by artillery and falling (like he'd seen die before)
Who did Collins come across in the meadow as he returned?
the wounded artillery officer
What did that person ask for?
a drink of water
Did Collins bring him water?
no, but then turned around
How did the regiment respond when Collins returned?
They cheered and laughed
Who refused the water?
What happened between the two lieutenants?
they tried to drink and tried to spill it
What happened to the water?
the bucket was empty
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