#1
I'm confused on what this chord shape is...its similar to the major bar chord shape, but, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers are all shifted up a string.

here's an example:

7
8
9
9
7
7

is this a minor bar chord shape? (is there such thing as a minor bar chord shape?)
#2
That's a common voicing of an Em chord. For now, play it like this:
7
8
9
9
7
x

The idea is that you're moving the common voicing for an Am chord up 7 frets, which means that the chord moves from Am to Em.
#4
It is a minor barre chord shape with the root on the second string - so in this case, it is Em.