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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Charleston.
(d) Appomattox.

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

3. Grant wrote Sherman a letter on ______________ 3, 1864. He said that it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he didn't want to do so until "the victory is assured".
(a) March.
(b) May.
(c) December.
(d) September.

4. In Chapter 65, the Union captured Petersburg and who visited with Grant there the day after the final assault?
(a) Lee.
(b) Lincoln.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Gibson.

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 51, Grant looked back on the battle. He said the Union forces were commended for their ability to ___________________, then performing as a unit.
(a) Hide silently for many hours.
(b) Come upon the Confederates quietly.
(c) Create a large trench.
(d) Cross a stream in close proximity to the Confederate troops.

9. 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 War.
(c) Secretary of State.
(d) Secretary of Defense.

10. In what role did Grant meet Lincoln for the first time?
(a) He was General in command of the Union Army.
(b) He was Commander-in-Chief in command of the Union Army.
(c) He was Lieutenant General in command of the Union Army.
(d) He was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Union Army.

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

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

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

14. When did Grant first meet Lee?
(a) in the middle of the Civil War.
(b) At the beginning of the Civil War.
(c) Prior to the Civil War.
(d) At the end of the Civil War.

15. How was Grant dressed at the end of the war?
(a) In civilian clothes.
(b) In an old sack.
(c) In a private's uniform with only his stripes to confirm his rank.
(d) In a new uniform and wore an expensive, elaborate sword.

Short Answer Questions

1. A change in what alerted Grant that there was likely to be a change in tactics, a fact that was soon proven true?

2. In Chapter 44, Grant described the actual battle. Grant knew that the Confederate Commander ___________ was among those facing the Union Army.

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

4. Nine days later, Grant wrote another letter to Thomas, this time demanding that Thomas do what?

5. Grant said that the army always created a ___________ fronted with a compilation of wood and dirt whenever they stopped, even if just for the night.

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