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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.
(a) Hannah Simpson.
(b) Harriet Smith.
(c) Henrietta Sawyer.
(d) Hillary Scott.

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

3. He asked for cavalry but was assigned to what?
(a) The airborne division.
(b) The mountain division.
(c) The infantry.
(d) The armored division.

4. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?
(a) A great deal of opposition.
(b) Little opposition.
(c) Quite a bit of opposition.
(d) No opposition.

5. In Chapter 29, troops supporting Grant at Corinth were moved out and Grant said it put him in the unenviable position of being what?
(a) On the defensive.
(b) Outnumbered.
(c) Confused.
(d) On the offensive.

6. In Chapter 19, Grant was named _________________ and said he was surprised by the promotion.
(a) General.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Lieutenant-Colonel.
(d) Brigadier-General.

7. Grant said the Confederate troops were driven steadily back and eventually retreated. Grant said the victory was cinched by the arrival of whom?
(a) General Robert E. Lee.
(b) General W.H.L. Wallace.
(c) General George Washington.
(d) General Albert Sidney Johnston.

8. 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) April 20, 1863.
(b) May 20, 1863.
(c) September 20, 1863.
(d) November 20, 1863.

9. What did Grant say that Indians would do because they did not trust store owners to add up multiple purchases?
(a) They would not purchase anything at stores.
(b) They would pay for each separately.
(c) They would add up their own purchases.
(d) They would only come into buy one item at a time.

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

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) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on his own thoughts.
(c) Yes, he spent a great deal of time replaying the duel.
(d) No, he hardly mentions the duel or its effect on him.

12. In Chapter 20, Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they reacted how?
(a) Like children.
(b) Like old men.
(c) Like veteran fighters.
(d) Like volunteers.

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

14. As Grant made the journey, he encountered a Union loyalist, Mr. ___________, who said there were Confederates in the area and that a neighbor, a Southern sympathizer, was certain to report Grant's presence.
(a) De Loche.
(b) De Rosa.
(c) De Long.
(d) De Vane.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant joined Sherman on his march into what town?

2. In Chapter 32, Grant described the pressure of public opinion and said that no matter what criticism occurred, who stood behind him, providing support?

3. While the United States wanted a war with Mexico over disputed territory, Grant said what was important?

4. 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.

5. A Confederate officer later said that he'd pointed Grant out to his men, saying that they were welcome to shoot him. Did anyone shoot at him?

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