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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Grant had another meeting with Lincoln and when Grant outlined his plan and reason for advancing, Lincoln said that he understood and compared it to a saying he'd heard, "If a man can't skin he must hold ___________ while somebody else does".
(a) The animal.
(b) A leg.
(c) The fur.
(d) An arm.

2. The army clashed with Lee's forces at the Battle of ________________, and Grant noted that there were dead and wounded left in a large, wooded area. When the woods caught on fire, there was no way to reach the wounded and those unable to drag themselves away died there.
(a) Chalk Bluff.
(b) The Wilderness.
(c) The Bulge.
(d) The Marne.

3. 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.
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Georgia.

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

5. Lincoln said that his lack of what was a problem?
(a) Education.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Military expertise.
(d) Political expertise.

6. Grant described the men posted at the edge of the river at Chattanooga and said they were accustomed to seeing what?
(a) Many large animals.
(b) Soldiers drown in the rough waters.
(c) Confederates getting water from the opposite side of the river.
(d) Men swim away down the river.

7. One of Grant's commanders, General _______________, arrived at a house where Grant was seated on the verandah. The house belonged to Confederate loyalists and Grant was simply waiting there to watch the advance of his men.
(a) Scott.
(b) Meade.
(c) Twiggs.
(d) Johnston.

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

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

10. Grant was assigned to command the Military Division of _________________.
(a) Missouri.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Illinois.
(d) Mississippi.

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

12. In Chapter 63, it became evident that the war was nearing an end. The peace commissioners from the Confederacy arrived in _____________ to meet with Lincoln.
(a) November.
(b) May.
(c) January.
(d) July.

13. In Chapter 44, Grant described the actual battle. Grant knew that the Confederate Commander ___________ was among those facing the Union Army.
(a) Early.
(b) Longstreet.
(c) Beauregard.
(d) Bragg.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What information did Grant give of the dead and wounded?

2. In Chapter 58, Grant described additional advances with Sheridan's troops and his victory at the ______________.

3. In Chapter 45, Grant was moved to ____________ and established a headquarters there.

4. In one of those letters, Grant urged Thomas to attack whose rebel forces in Nashville or risk losing the ground he'd gained as far as Chattanooga?

5. In Chapter 67, Grant described the peace negotiations at ________________ and the terms of surrender that came from that meeting.

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