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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 Robert E. Lee.
(d) President Lincoln.

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

3. Davis had orders that Grant would return to St. Louis where Grant discovered that he was to take command of what?
(a) The large district in Missouri and Nebraska.
(b) The large district in Illinois.
(c) The large district in Illinois and Indiana.
(d) The large district in Missouri and Illinois.

4. Grant described the unrest of the nation in the winter of _______________.
(a) 1859-1860.
(b) 1860-1861.
(c) 1862-1863.
(d) 1861-1862.

5. Grant said General Rosecrans, who had not been successful at Corinth, did what in his advance again upon Corinth?
(a) Took a very exposed route.
(b) Not provide enough rations for the trip.
(c) Took the wrong road.
(d) Took too few troops.

6. In Chapter 35, Grant learned that McPherson's campaign was successful and Grant, who was with Sherman's men, pressed the advantage in order to capture who?
(a) Stuart.
(b) Stephens.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Beauregard.

7. 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.
(a) Suarez.
(b) Giunta.
(c) Morales.
(d) Gonzalez.

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

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

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

11. Grant described an incident in which who was apparently killed but was later seen watching another fight?
(a) A soldier.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) A cockfighter.
(d) A bullfighter.

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

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

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

15. 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 Robert E. Lee.
(c) General W.H.L. Wallace.
(d) General George Washington.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Grant joined Sherman on his march into what town?

3. In Chapter 33, Grant set up a supply depot at Perkins' plantation and described a sense of what?

4. What did Grant say that Indians would do because they did not trust store owners to add up multiple purchases?

5. Grant planned to do a short stint in the military before doing what?

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