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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 filled with Confederate ammunitions.
(c) The fort was used as a Confederate hospital.
(d) The fort was a port of great importance to the Confederates.

2. 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?
(a) The President arrived.
(b) Spring.
(c) The reinforcements arrived.
(d) The war ended.

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

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?
(a) Pickett's.
(b) Garnett's.
(c) Alexander's.
(d) Hood's.

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

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

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

8. The ladies had, until Grant received communiqués from his commanders and read them in front of the ladies, believed what?
(a) The two armies had come to a truce.
(b) The Confederates had surrendered.
(c) The Northern armies were beating the Confederates and were on the verge of winning the war.
(d) The Southern armies were beating the Union and were on the verge of winning the war.

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

10. Grant joined up with General Meade and said their next goal would be to do what?
(a) Retreat.
(b) Pursue Lee's retreat rather than get ahead of him.
(c) Get ahead of Lee rather than pursuing his retreat.
(d) Organize a peace treaty.

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

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) It was typical in those days to share misinformation, whether by design to keep Confederate loyalties intact or to promote morale.
(b) The women did not want to be reminded of the Confederate's possible defeat.
(c) The women did not believe Grant.
(d) The women learned the fate of their loved ones.

13. What was one reason why the South was in chaos?
(a) They had too many men and not enough jobs.
(b) They had lived for years with the absence of all the able-bodied men.
(c) There were few women left for the men to marry.
(d) They had won the war.

14. The book includes a series of footnotes, apparently written by ____________, further explaining sections of the text.
(a) Sheridan.
(b) Sherman.
(c) Grant.
(d) Lincoln.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant told a story about __________ that he said epitomized the man's character.

2. In Chapter 42, Grant described what?

3. What did the loyalists soon begin to float on rafts down the river to the Union men?

4. 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.

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

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