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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 43, Grant described the various points of attack, including that of Sherman at a place called ___________ Ridge.
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Manhattan.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Missionary.

2. 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) Twenty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

3. 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.

4. 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) The Marne.
(b) The Bulge.
(c) Chalk Bluff.
(d) The Wilderness.

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

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

7. On May 22, Grant issued orders that scouts be sent out in search of what?
(a) The Confederate forces.
(b) Other Union troops.
(c) Food.
(d) Shelter.

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

9. In Chapter 59, Grant stepped back in time to _____________ and described Sherman's "march to the sea". Grant telegraphed Sherman in early that month, urging that Sherman continue to press the Southern troops.
(a) April.
(b) October.
(c) September.
(d) January.

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

11. 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 reinforcements arrived.
(b) The war ended.
(c) The President arrived.
(d) Spring.

12. 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.
(a) Potomac.
(b) Americas.
(c) Union.
(d) Cumberland.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 43, Sherman was ordered to prepare to attack _________________ and he successfully maneuvered into position.

3. In Chapter 41, Grant toured the area and the first order of business was to do what?

4. Grant joined up with General Meade and said their next goal would be to do what?

5. 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".

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