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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Former slaves join up with the army and Grant's orders were to allow them to remain within the protection of the military, as long as the slaves do what?
(a) Fight.
(b) Arrive of their free will.
(c) Do not talk to the Union soldiers.
(d) Find their own food.

3. In Chapter 24, Grant arrived with the army at ________________.
(a) Pennsylvania Landing.
(b) Paden's Landing.
(c) Pittsburg Landing.
(d) Philadelphia Landing.

4. Grant's father, Jesse R. Grant, was the ________ son of his family.
(a) Third.
(b) First.
(c) Sixth.
(d) Fifth.

5. How does Grant describe the civilians at Monterey?
(a) Worried.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Shy.
(d) Hostile.

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

7. Grant contrasted General _______ with General Taylor.
(a) Davis.
(b) Smith.
(c) Scott.
(d) Morales.

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

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

10. In Chapter 13, Grant attended ________________ and said he didn't understand why people enjoyed the sport.
(a) A cockfight.
(b) A bullfight.
(c) Boxing.
(d) A dogfight.

11. 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.

12. In Chapter 16, Grant resigned from the military. He and Julia had two children by this time and Grant moved the family to land she owned near what city?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) Santa Fe.
(c) Springfield.
(d) Chicago.

13. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.
(a) Harriet Smith.
(b) Henrietta Sawyer.
(c) Hannah Simpson.
(d) Hillary Scott.

14. In Chapter 20, Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they reacted how?
(a) Like volunteers.
(b) Like veteran fighters.
(c) Like old men.
(d) Like children.

15. 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) May 20, 1863.
(b) November 20, 1863.
(c) April 20, 1863.
(d) September 20, 1863.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Grant was impressed with whom at West Point?

3. Grant's time at West Point and in the military meant that he knew who?

4. After Grant enlisted in the army at the beginning of the Civil War, the women of Galena asked him to describe what in detail?

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

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