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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The assault on the town that is the answer to #82 resulted in ______________ losses.
(a) Many.
(b) No.
(c) Few.
(d) Tremendous.

2. Grant returned to Corinth where he was faced with the daunting task of arranging _________________ for a large number of forces.
(a) Training facilities.
(b) Weaponry.
(c) Accommodations.
(d) Dinner.

3. 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) November 20, 1863.
(c) April 20, 1863.
(d) May 20, 1863.

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.
(a) Silent.
(b) Quick.
(c) Bloody.
(d) Bloodless.

5. 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) Grant should be the one to lead the men to Jonesburo.
(c) The troops were too weak to travel that far.
(d) Rosecrans was mentally ill.

6. In Chapter 26, the Union troops advanced on _____________, Mississippi, and soon reported that the city had been captured.
(a) Cincinnati.
(b) Corinth.
(c) Columbia.
(d) Cape Town.

7. Grant said that once the city fell, it seemed that long-term occupation would be _____________.
(a) Helpful.
(b) Useless.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Necessary.

8. In Chapter 21, Grant described the assault and capture of ____________.
(a) Fort Stewart.
(b) Fort Henry.
(c) Fort David.
(d) Fort Scott.

9. Grant mentioned the use of ______________ used by the Confederates in an apparent attempt to keep the Union men on their guard, though Grant said he couldn't remember a single death from that tactic.
(a) An exploding shell.
(b) Armored tanks.
(c) Automatic weaponry.
(d) Shock and awe.

10. In Chapter 31, Grant's headquarters were moved to ___________ Springs.
(a) Palm.
(b) Holly.
(c) Green.
(d) Hot.

11. In Chapter 25, Grant said Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was wounded at Shiloh and, refusing to give up his command because _________________, remained on his horse until he was so weak from loss of blood that he died.
(a) He was not willing to give up control.
(b) He wanted to beat the Union soldiers.
(c) There was no one to take over.
(d) The wound was not severe.

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

13. Grant joined Sherman on his march into what town?
(a) Vicksburg.
(b) Savannah.
(c) Atlanta.
(d) Frankfort.

14. Did Grant know everything there was to know about the war being waged in Mexico?
(a) Mostly.
(b) Yes.
(c) Hardly.
(d) No.

15. Eventually, Grant was ordered to San Francisco. When Grant's uniform first arrived, he put it on and went out in public. Why?
(a) He was hoping to encourage others to join the military.
(b) He was apparently seeking acclaim for his military service.
(c) He was promoting attending West Point.
(d) He had no other clothes to wear.

Short Answer Questions

1. During a brief leave to go home, Grant wrote a letter to Adjutant-General Colonel L. Thomas, saying that he'd been educated at the government's expense and now wanted to do what?

2. What does Grant say about a fight at Molino del Rey?

3. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?

4. 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.

5. Grant was impressed with whom at West Point?

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