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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. A Confederate officer later said that he'd pointed Grant out to his men, saying that they were welcome to shoot him. Did anyone shoot at him?
(a) Yes, only once.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, but the shots purposely missed.
(d) Yes, several times.

7. The fighting continued and Grant described in detail the movements of the men and the ________-hour battle at Champion's Hill.
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

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

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

10. In Chapter 30, Grant described the battle at Vicksburg and Sherman's advance along the ___________ River.
(a) Ohio.
(b) White.
(c) Chattahoochee.
(d) Mississippi.

11. 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 Mexico made the first hostile move.
(c) That the U.S. treat the Mexicans humanely.
(d) That the U.S. made the first hostile move.

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

13. In Chapter 26, the Union troops advanced on _____________, Mississippi, and soon reported that the city had been captured.
(a) Cincinnati.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Corinth.
(d) Cape Town.

14. 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 places he had seen.
(c) The army uniform.
(d) The war.

15. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?
(a) Physically splitting two important Confederate troops.
(b) Weakening the morale of the Confederates.
(c) Giving him a sense of purpose.
(d) Gaining more supporters of the northern cause.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. 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.

3. Grant said he worked hard, but in 1858, he became ill with what?

4. Grant's situation changed yet again and he assumed the role of district commander in ______ Tennessee.

5. Grant described the unrest of the nation in the winter of _______________.

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