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Multiple Choice Questions

1. He described breaking ________ for working with the military.
(a) Donkeys.
(b) Mules.
(c) Cows.
(d) Horses.

2. The military regiment left Corpus Christi and Grant was promoted to ______________.
(a) Lieutenant General.
(b) First Lieutenant.
(c) Second Lieutenant.
(d) Lieutenant Colonel.

3. Grant believed that "a _______________ advance to Atlanta, to Vicksburg, or to any other desired point south" would have been possible, but the advantage was not pressed.
(a) Quick.
(b) Bloody.
(c) Bloodless.
(d) Silent.

4. In Chapter 12, Grant was promoted to _________________.
(a) Lieutenant general.
(b) Second lieutenant.
(c) Lieutenant colonel.
(d) First lieutenant.

5. Grant described the use of the ____________ at this siege.
(a) Rifles.
(b) Shields.
(c) Trenches.
(d) Cannons.

6. Who was Nicholas P. Trist?
(a) A U.S. civilian who risked his life to get important information to Grant.
(b) A U.S. representative charged with negotiating a peace treaty.
(c) A Christian missionary who translated during the peace treaty.
(d) A U.S. soldier who was a POW in Mexico.

7. On ____________, Grant issued a series of orders, including an order sending John A. McClernand to the right wing, Sherman to the left, and James B. McPherson at the middle.
(a) September 20, 1863.
(b) May 20, 1863.
(c) November 20, 1863.
(d) April 20, 1863.

8. Grant said he worked hard, but in 1858, he became ill with what?
(a) A recurring fever.
(b) Scarlet fever.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Lung fever.

9. Grant described an incident in which who was apparently killed but was later seen watching another fight?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A bullfighter.
(c) A cockfighter.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

10. In Chapter 10, the military moved quickly from Vera Cruz to avoid what?
(a) Mexican soldiers.
(b) The potential for yellow fever outbreaks among the men.
(c) A backlash from the civilians.
(d) Having to spend a hot summer in Mexico.

11. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?
(a) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on the family members of those involved in a duel.
(b) Yes, he spent a great deal of time replaying the duel.
(c) No, he hardly mentions the duel or its effect on him.
(d) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on his own thoughts.

12. In Chapter 38, why did the siege end?
(a) The Northerns called for a truce.
(b) The Confederates called for a truce.
(c) A torrential rain began that made it impossible to continue fighting.
(d) No soldiers on either side were healthy enough to continue fighting.

13. Rosecrans wanted to pursue farther than Jonesboro but Grant, believing what, ordered him back?
(a) Rosecrans was mentally ill.
(b) Confederate forces waiting in a good position would wipe out Rosecrans.
(c) The troops were too weak to travel that far.
(d) Grant should be the one to lead the men to Jonesburo.

14. Grant said General Rosecrans, who had not been successful at Corinth, did what in his advance again upon Corinth?
(a) Not provide enough rations for the trip.
(b) Took too few troops.
(c) Took the wrong road.
(d) Took a very exposed route.

15. In Chapter 24, Grant arrived with the army at ________________.
(a) Paden's Landing.
(b) Pittsburg Landing.
(c) Philadelphia Landing.
(d) Pennsylvania Landing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Grant born?

2. In Chapter 19, Grant was named _________________ and said he was surprised by the promotion.

3. Grant built a house and sought to make a living from what?

4. Grant planned to do a short stint in the military before doing what?

5. Grant described the unrest of the nation in the winter of _______________.

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