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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Weak soldiers.
(c) Free talk.
(d) A lack of ammunitions.

2. On another occasion, Grant saw a man drawing water from a tree that had fallen in the river and questioned him before discovering what?
(a) He was actually a Confederate soldier.
(b) He was actually the Confederate President.
(c) He was deaf.
(d) He was actually a slave.

3. Grant told a story about __________ that he said epitomized the man's character.
(a) Beauregard.
(b) Bragg.
(c) Longstreet.
(d) Jackson.

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

5. On May 16, 1864, Grant sent a letter to Halleck, outlining the poor roads that had become impassable due to what?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) Large potholes.
(c) A herd of sheep.
(d) Heavy rains.

6. What did the loyalists soon begin to float on rafts down the river to the Union men?
(a) Letters.
(b) Confederate captives.
(c) Provisions.
(d) Medicine.

7. What information did Grant give of the dead and wounded?
(a) Descriptions of injuries.
(b) Where these men were located.
(c) Numbers.
(d) Causes of death or injury.

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

9. In Chapter 67, Grant described the peace negotiations at ________________ and the terms of surrender that came from that meeting.
(a) Athens.
(b) Adairsville.
(c) Appomattox.
(d) Arkansas Post.

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

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

12. Grant noted that when the ladies learned the truth about the condition of the Confederate Army and that the Union had the upper hand, they began to cry. Besides being upset, why did they cry?
(a) The women did not want to be reminded of the Confederate's possible defeat.
(b) The women learned the fate of their loved ones.
(c) It was typical in those days to share misinformation, whether by design to keep Confederate loyalties intact or to promote morale.
(d) The women did not believe Grant.

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

14. In what role did Grant meet Lincoln for the first time?
(a) He was Lieutenant General in command of the Union Army.
(b) He was Commander-in-Chief in command of the Union Army.
(c) He was General in command of the Union Army.
(d) He was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Union Army.

15. In Chapter 65, Grant described the battle at _________ Forks and the battles leading up to the final march on Petersburg.
(a) Five.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 53, Grant recommended _____________ of his officers for promotion.

2. 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.

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

4. On ____________ 7, 1865, Grant sent Lee a note, saying further fighting would be useless and urging an end to the war.

5. Lee claimed to know Grant from what?

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