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Multiple Choice Questions

1. On December 15, Grant wrote Thomas again, this time congratulating him on his success and urging that he not do what?
(a) Stay near the Confederates.
(b) Rest and recover.
(c) Continue fighting.
(d) Give the Confederates time to rest and recover.

2. In Chapter 43, Grant described the various points of attack, including that of Sherman at a place called ___________ Ridge.
(a) Missionary.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Manhattan.

3. Grant communicated with Lee after a particular stage of the battle, asking that there be a temporary truce. Why?
(a) To discuss a possible surrender.
(b) To discuss peace.
(c) To remove the dead and wounded from the battlefield.
(d) To give the troops a break.

4. Grant wrote a lengthy letter outlining a new plan to move all the Union troops how?
(a) In opposite directions and campaigns.
(b) In several different ways.
(c) Toward several different goals.
(d) In tandem to a central goal.

5. Grant and other officers were within full view - and rifle range - of the Confederates one day. Did the enemy shoot at them?
(a) Yes, a couple of times.
(b) Yes, many times.
(c) Yes, one time.
(d) No, never.

6. General Burnside found himself in distress for what?
(a) Housing.
(b) Rations.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Ammunition.

7. Grant wrote Sherman a letter on ______________ 3, 1864. He said that it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he didn't want to do so until "the victory is assured".
(a) September.
(b) May.
(c) March.
(d) December.

8. In Chapter 69, Grant described the capture of Jefferson Davis and the surrender of General _____________.
(a) Justinian.
(b) Johnston.
(c) Jameson.
(d) Jackson.

9. How was Grant dressed at the end of the war?
(a) In an old sack.
(b) In a private's uniform with only his stripes to confirm his rank.
(c) In civilian clothes.
(d) In a new uniform and wore an expensive, elaborate sword.

10. It took a couple of tries to gain control of the fort. What did Grant Grant placed part of the blame for the failed attack?
(a) Free talk.
(b) Weak soldiers.
(c) Poor planning.
(d) A lack of ammunitions.

11. Grant told Sherman in that letter that there were no specific directions forthcoming but urged that he do what?
(a) Ask for specific directions.
(b) Surrender.
(c) Keep to the general plan.
(d) Create new plans.

12. On ____________ 7, 1865, Grant sent Lee a note, saying further fighting would be useless and urging an end to the war.
(a) June.
(b) April.
(c) January.
(d) September.

13. Grant said that if the Confederates had time to rest, what would happen?
(a) The Union would grow fatigued.
(b) It would inevitably draw out the war.
(c) They would be victorious.
(d) They could be attacked while resting.

14. Grant described the details of the first raid of the cavalry under _________________ command.
(a) Jackson's.
(b) Sherman's.
(c) His.
(d) Sheridan's.

15. Sherman decided to move first against ________________ and then Savannah.
(a) Milledgeville.
(b) Mudville.
(c) Millersville.
(d) Morristown.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant ordered a commander named General _________ to begin rebuilding the railroad though they have only primitive tools and this general's abilities with which to work.

2. The book concludes with an appendix titled, "Report of Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant of the United States Armies. The opening of that section was addressed to E.M. Stanton, who was the _____________________ and was intended to be an overview report of Grant's involvement in the war.

3. On May 22, Grant issued orders that scouts be sent out in search of what?

4. At Grant's request, _________________ was transferred to take over the command of the Army of Tennessee which was headquartered near Grant's location.

5. Two days later, Grant set up a military trap with several troops apparently exposed to attack, hoping what?

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