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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Grant appointed ______________ commander of the cavalry, believing that body of the military had been underutilized to that point.
(a) Garland.
(b) Sherman.
(c) Sheridan.
(d) Harney.

4. 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) Continue fighting.
(c) Give the Confederates time to rest and recover.
(d) Rest and recover.

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

6. In Chapter 53, Grant recommended _____________ of his officers for promotion.
(a) Very few.
(b) None.
(c) Several.
(d) One.

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

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

9. In Chapter 45, Grant was moved to ____________ and established a headquarters there.
(a) Memphis.
(b) Knoxville.
(c) Gatlinburg.
(d) Asheville.

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

11. 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) Appomattox.
(b) Spotsylvania.
(c) Pine Bluff.
(d) Charleston.

12. Grant ordered a commander named General _________ to begin rebuilding the railroad though they have only primitive tools and this general's abilities with which to work.
(a) Smith.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Chevy.
(d) Denver.

13. Grant said there was __________ about the campaign to rouse criticism from him.
(a) Some.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Little.
(d) Much.

14. Was the request granted?
(a) Yes, right away.
(b) Yes, but not until many hours later.
(c) Yes, but not until several days later.
(d) No.

15. Grant and other officers were within full view - and rifle range - of the Confederates one day. Did the enemy shoot at them?
(a) Yes, one time.
(b) Yes, many times.
(c) Yes, a couple of times.
(d) No, never.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On May 16, 1864, Grant sent a letter to Halleck, outlining the poor roads that had become impassable due to what?

3. In the conclusion, Grant pointed out that __________ played a role in the Civil War and predicted that the issue might arise at some time in the future.

4. 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.

5. General Burnside found himself in distress for what?

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