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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?
(a) Gaining more supporters of the northern cause.
(b) Giving him a sense of purpose.
(c) Physically splitting two important Confederate troops.
(d) Weakening the morale of the Confederates.

2. 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?
(a) No.
(b) Yes, several times.
(c) Yes, but the shots purposely missed.
(d) Yes, only once.

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

4. Grant noted that the fifty-dollar gold pieces were not government issue but were common in the area and were called what?
(a) Slinks.
(b) Chunks.
(c) Slugs.
(d) Pounds.

5. How does Grant feel about his involvement in the Mexican War?
(a) He remembers it fondly.
(b) He does not remember much of it.
(c) He relished in it.
(d) He regretted it.

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

7. In Chapter 18, Grant left Galena as commander of the _______ Regiment.
(a) 8th.
(b) 11th.
(c) 14th.
(d) 21st.

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

9. Where was Grant born?
(a) Conneaut, Ohio.
(b) Cleveland, Ohio.
(c) Bowling Green, Ohio.
(d) Point Pleasant, Ohio.

10. 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) The wound was not severe.
(b) He was not willing to give up control.
(c) He wanted to beat the Union soldiers.
(d) There was no one to take over.

11. On a Friday, Grant took a fall with his horse and was injured, though not as seriously as he might have been because of what?
(a) The medical care he received right after the accident.
(b) His skill as a rider.
(c) The way his horse fell.
(d) The softness of the rain-soaked ground.

12. Grant talked about the Indians, saying that the trades between Indians and whites had originally been done in ___________, but business had moved to silver half-dollars.
(a) Jewelry.
(b) Blankets.
(c) Pelts.
(d) Gold.

13. In Chapter 22, Grant planned to attack Fort Donelson but was hampered by what?
(a) Snow.
(b) Landslides.
(c) Tornadoes.
(d) Heavy rains.

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

15. What does Grant say about a fight at Molino del Rey?
(a) That battle could not have been avoided.
(b) That battle was worth the many losses.
(c) That battle was useless.
(d) That battle could have been avoided completely.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Grant's father, Jesse R. Grant, was the ________ son of his family.

3. In Chapter 29, troops supporting Grant at Corinth were moved out and Grant said it put him in the unenviable position of being what?

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

5. Grant said that he looked back on the taking of "the City of Mexico" and could see that the troops should have done what?

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