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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Armored tanks.
(b) Automatic weaponry.
(c) An exploding shell.
(d) Shock and awe.

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

6. In Chapter 32, Grant described the pressure of public opinion and said that no matter what criticism occurred, who stood behind him, providing support?
(a) George W. Bush.
(b) Stonewall Jackson.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) President Robert E. Lee.

7. 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 promoting attending West Point.
(b) He was apparently seeking acclaim for his military service.
(c) He had no other clothes to wear.
(d) He was hoping to encourage others to join the military.

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

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

10. Grant's time at West Point and in the military meant that he knew who?
(a) The President of the United States.
(b) Many of the other long-term military men from both sides of the Civil War.
(c) Foreign military leaders.
(d) Many Union military leaders.

11. In Chapter 15, Grant arrived in San Francisco and said there were many there seeking what?
(a) Work.
(b) Lost family members.
(c) New friendships.
(d) Their fortunes in gold.

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) Gold.
(c) Blankets.
(d) Pelts.

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

14. 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) November 20, 1863.
(c) May 20, 1863.
(d) September 20, 1863.

15. Grant built a house and sought to make a living from what?
(a) The land.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Owning a general store.
(d) Teaching at a local school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?

2. In Chapter 39, Grant outlined a plan to assault ___________ that was eventually vetoed.

3. In Chapter 26, the Union troops advanced on _____________, Mississippi, and soon reported that the city had been captured.

4. In Chapter 27, Grant moved to _______________, where he set up headquarters.

5. Rosecrans wanted to pursue farther than Jonesboro but Grant, believing what, ordered him back?

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