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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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?
(a) On the offensive.
(b) On the defensive.
(c) Outnumbered.
(d) Confused.

4. 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 George Washington.
(c) General W.H.L. Wallace.
(d) General Albert Sidney Johnston.

5. The Confederates destroyed Union supplies intended for Grant's army and he sent troops out in widening circles to gather what?
(a) Weapons.
(b) Clothing.
(c) Food.
(d) Everything they could find.

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

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

8. 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.

9. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?
(a) Yes, he spent a great deal of time replaying the duel.
(b) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on his own thoughts.
(c) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on the family members of those involved in a duel.
(d) No, he hardly mentions the duel or its effect on him.

10. 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 way his horse fell.
(b) His skill as a rider.
(c) The medical care he received right after the accident.
(d) The softness of the rain-soaked ground.

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

12. Grant was sent to Ironton, Missouri, and eventually on to Jefferson City. While there, he met who for the first time?
(a) Colonel Mustard.
(b) Colonel Robert E. Lee.
(c) Colonel Jefferson B. Davis.
(d) Colonel Thomas Jefferson.

13. After Grant enlisted in the army at the beginning of the Civil War, the women of Galena asked him to describe what in detail?
(a) Southern women.
(b) The army uniform.
(c) The places he had seen.
(d) The war.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?

2. The military moved to Vera Cruz where the Americans beat at the city's walls until General ____________, the commander of the city, surrendered and General Scott's forces moved into the city.

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

4. Davis had orders that Grant would return to St. Louis where Grant discovered that he was to take command of what?

5. Grant said that once the city fell, it seemed that long-term occupation would be _____________.

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