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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Lee's forces were discovered, what did Grant learn?
(a) He was planning to resign.
(b) He had many injured soldiers.
(c) He was in need of reinforcements.
(d) He'd chosen a place to stand and fight that gave him the tactical advantage.

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

3. In Chapter 40, Grant arrived in __________ and was sent on to Louisville, where he met Secretary of War Stanton.
(a) Santa Fe.
(b) Beijing.
(c) Cairo.
(d) London.

4. 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 died.
(b) The heat became so intense that it drove some men away.
(c) The men were severely burned.
(d) The men were trapped.

5. Two days later, Grant set up a military trap with several troops apparently exposed to attack, hoping what?
(a) The Confederates would use the apparent opportunity.
(b) The Confederates would run in the opposite direction.
(c) The Confederates would try a similar tactic.
(d) The Confederates would see through his plan.

6. The march began with a supply of _________ days' rations, a supply of ammunition and a herd of cattle being driven along with the army.
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Ten.

7. At Grant's request, _________________ was transferred to take over the command of the Army of Tennessee which was headquartered near Grant's location.
(a) Sherman.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Rosecrans.
(d) Stanton.

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

9. Grant said the Confederate losses were bound to be higher and outlined his plans to do what?
(a) Continue the attack, even if it took the entire summer.
(b) Contact the families of those who had died.
(c) Convince the Confederates to surrender.
(d) Surrender.

10. Lee responded to the letter by saying he would surrender. Why?
(a) In an effort to end further bloodshed.
(b) The Confederate cause was hopeless.
(c) He now believed in the Union cause.
(d) He was tired of fighting.

11. 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.
(a) Secretary of Defense.
(b) Secretary of the Interior.
(c) Secretary of State.
(d) Secretary of War.

12. The Union tried to secure railroads in areas they controlled but the Confederates managed to do what anyway?
(a) Reroute trains.
(b) Destroy tracks.
(c) Take over the tracks.
(d) Hijack trains.

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

14. 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) Hide silently for many hours.
(c) Come upon the Confederates quietly.
(d) Create a large trench.

15. Lee moved his center of operations leaving an entire Union regiment without what?
(a) Food.
(b) A plan of attack.
(c) An enemy to face.
(d) Weapons.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lee claimed to know Grant from what?

2. In Chapter 54, Grant said the troops traveling in _________________ were faced with a different kind of country than they'd typically encountered across the south. The roads were in better condition and there was hardly ever a person seen other than those armed with Confederate sympathies.

3. In Chapter 49, Sherman advanced into Georgia and the siege of ______________ was outlined.

4. Grant wrote a lengthy letter outlining a new plan to move all the Union troops how?

5. 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".

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