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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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?
(a) George W. Bush.
(b) President Robert E. Lee.
(c) Stonewall Jackson.
(d) President Lincoln.

3. 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?
(a) Serve.
(b) Leave the country.
(c) Be a school teacher.
(d) Die for his country.

4. In Chapter 34, the Union troops captured Port ____________. Grant was accompanied by his thirteen-year-old son.
(a) Washington.
(b) Gibson.
(c) Oregon.
(d) Smith.

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

6. 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 Albert Sidney Johnston.
(b) General W.H.L. Wallace.
(c) General George Washington.
(d) General Robert E. Lee.

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

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

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

10. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position, but Grant did not. Why did he not obey?
(a) Halleck is a poor leader.
(b) Halleck's orders would be different if he knew the army's current situation.
(c) Grant does not take orders from anyone.
(d) Grant had already put his own plans in motion.

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

12. While the United States wanted a war with Mexico over disputed territory, Grant said what was important?
(a) That Mexico give up their territory without any dispute.
(b) That the U.S. treat the Mexicans humanely.
(c) That Mexico made the first hostile move.
(d) That the U.S. made the first hostile move.

13. ______________ fell on Grant and left him painfully bruised and swollen.
(a) A building.
(b) A cart.
(c) A wall.
(d) A horse.

14. Mexico would gain Texas but give up all rights to what?
(a) California and Utah.
(b) Washington, Oregon, and California.
(c) Arizona.
(d) California and New Mexico.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant reported in September at the ________________ Barracks in St. Louis.

2. Eventually, Grant was ordered to San Francisco. When Grant's uniform first arrived, he put it on and went out in public. Why?

3. Grant described an incident in which who was apparently killed but was later seen watching another fight?

4. The fighting continued and Grant described in detail the movements of the men and the ________-hour battle at Champion's Hill.

5. He asked for cavalry but was assigned to what?

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