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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) Continue fighting.
(b) Give the Confederates time to rest and recover.
(c) Stay near the Confederates.
(d) Rest and recover.

2. In Chapter 51, Grant looked back on the battle. He said the Union forces were commended for their ability to ___________________, then performing as a unit.
(a) Cross a stream in close proximity to the Confederate troops.
(b) Come upon the Confederates quietly.
(c) Create a large trench.
(d) Hide silently for many hours.

3. In Chapter 56, Grant faced the problem of what and was forced to move a flank to cut off Lee's movement to Richmond?
(a) A mountainous area.
(b) A dangerous area.
(c) A rocky area.
(d) A swampy area.

4. In Chapter 55, the troops under Sheridan's command advanced on __________ Harbor but the Confederates, knowing that the position was one of tactical importance to the Union Army, were determined to hold it.
(a) Sun.
(b) Blue.
(c) Sea.
(d) Cold.

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

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

7. A change in what alerted Grant that there was likely to be a change in tactics, a fact that was soon proven true?
(a) Union commanders.
(b) Confederate Presidents.
(c) Confederate commanders.
(d) Confederate capitals.

8. In Chapter 43, Sherman was ordered to prepare to attack _________________ and he successfully maneuvered into position.
(a) Chattanooga.
(b) Knoxville.
(c) Lexington.
(d) Cincinnati.

9. 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) Poor planning.
(b) A lack of ammunitions.
(c) Weak soldiers.
(d) Free talk.

10. Grant said this proved effective at providing cover though in the case of the Battle of the Wilderness, what happened when the wood caught on fire?
(a) The men were severely burned.
(b) The men were trapped.
(c) The men died.
(d) The heat became so intense that it drove some men away.

11. In Chapter 50, Grant said that soon after the fall of Atlanta, the Army of the ______________ began the campaign that would eventually result in the fall of the Confederate capital.
(a) Cumberland.
(b) Potomac.
(c) Americas.
(d) Union.

12. Nine days later, Grant wrote another letter to Thomas, this time demanding that Thomas do what?
(a) Attack.
(b) Retreat.
(c) Take cover.
(d) Surrender.

13. Were the talks successful?
(a) Yes, but not immediately.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, immediately.
(d) Somewhat.

14. The Union troops left behind in ______________ were called on to defend the city from invading Confederate soldiers.
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Washington.
(c) Boston.
(d) New York.

15. Why was it important that the Union military take control of this fort?
(a) The fort was frequently a meeting place of high ranking Confederate leaders.
(b) The fort was used as a Confederate hospital.
(c) The fort was filled with Confederate ammunitions.
(d) The fort was a port of great importance to the Confederates.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant described the condition of Union troops as he arrived at Chattanooga. He said that they had little wood available to them and their clothing was insufficient for the coming winter, but that there was no way to get supplies in until when?

2. In Chapter 43, Grant described the various points of attack, including that of Sherman at a place called ___________ Ridge.

3. Grant outlined a letter from ____________ who expressed gratitude for Grant having played an important role in the war situation at Chattanooga.

4. Grant appointed ______________ commander of the cavalry, believing that body of the military had been underutilized to that point.

5. Lee moved his center of operations leaving an entire Union regiment without what?

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