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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) The army uniform.
(b) Southern women.
(c) The places he had seen.
(d) The war.

2. In Chapter 18, Grant left Galena as commander of the _______ Regiment.
(a) 14th.
(b) 21st.
(c) 8th.
(d) 11th.

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

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

5. In Chapter 23, Grant received another promotion, this time to _______________ of the volunteers. In this role, he ordered a march on Nashville. There was some wrangling over the command and Grant was briefly relieved of the command then returned to the position.
(a) General.
(b) Major-General.
(c) Colonel.
(d) Major.

6. Sherman questioned __________ Grant had planned after the siege at Vicksburg.
(a) A campaign.
(b) A retreat.
(c) An advance.
(d) A meeting.

7. 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.

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

9. 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) Find their own food.
(b) Fight.
(c) Arrive of their free will.
(d) Do not talk to the Union soldiers.

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

11. 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) Die for his country.
(d) Be a school teacher.

12. In Chapter 27, Grant moved to _______________, where he set up headquarters.
(a) indianapolis.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Knoxville.

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

14. In Chapter 17, states continued to secede from the Union and the Civil War broke out in ________ of 1861.
(a) May.
(b) April.
(c) June.
(d) July.

15. 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) Confused.
(c) Outnumbered.
(d) On the defensive.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Did Grant believe that he would be brave enough to fight a duel?

3. Grant noted after the surrender of Vicksburg that the men taken prisoner did what regarding the Union Army?

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

5. He described breaking ________ for working with the military.

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