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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 49, Sherman advanced into Georgia and the siege of ______________ was outlined.
(a) Lexington.
(b) Memphis.
(c) Chattanooga.
(d) Atlanta.

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

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

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

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

6. In Chapter 41, Grant toured the area and the first order of business was to do what?
(a) Find a place to camp.
(b) Create a workable supply line.
(c) Create more comfortable living conditions for the soldiers.
(d) Recruit more volunteers.

7. 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 swampy area.
(b) A dangerous area.
(c) A rocky area.
(d) A mountainous area.

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

9. 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) July.
(b) January.
(c) May.
(d) November.

10. 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) Cold.
(b) Sea.
(c) Sun.
(d) Blue.

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

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

13. 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 peace.
(c) To give the troops a break.
(d) To discuss a possible surrender.

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

15. In Chapter 52, Grant detailed the battle at the Courthouse at _______________. Grant sent a letter to Major-General Halleck, Chief of Staff of the Army in Washington, outlining the casualties which he said probably approached twenty thousand Union troops and included eleven generals.
(a) Spotsylvania.
(b) Pine Bluff.
(c) Appomattox.
(d) Charleston.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant described the men posted at the edge of the river at Chattanooga and said they were accustomed to seeing what?

2. Grant and other officers were within full view - and rifle range - of the Confederates one day. Did the enemy shoot at them?

3. In Chapter 69, Grant described the capture of Jefferson Davis and the surrender of General _____________.

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

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

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