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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 believe Grant.
(c) The women learned the fate of their loved ones.
(d) The women did not want to be reminded of the Confederate's possible defeat.

2. 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.
(a) Ford.
(b) Barrier.
(c) Wall.
(d) Trench.

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.
(a) Race.
(b) Economics.
(c) Politics.
(d) Culture.

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

5. 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) Denver.
(b) Chevy.
(c) Dodge.
(d) Smith.

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

7. Lee moved his center of operations leaving an entire Union regiment without what?
(a) Food.
(b) A plan of attack.
(c) Weapons.
(d) An enemy to face.

8. The Confederates attacked a section of the Union forces repeatedly but were turned away each time, and Grant noted what about the Confederates?
(a) They paid heavily in casualties.
(b) They had very little training.
(c) They were ruthless.
(d) They were unskilled.

9. In Chapter 43, Sherman was ordered to prepare to attack _________________ and he successfully maneuvered into position.
(a) Knoxville.
(b) Cincinnati.
(c) Chattanooga.
(d) Lexington.

10. Grant said the Confederate losses were bound to be higher and outlined his plans to do what?
(a) Convince the Confederates to surrender.
(b) Contact the families of those who had died.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Continue the attack, even if it took the entire summer.

11. 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.

12. In Chapter 60, Grant wrote to Major General Thomas from Grant's headquarters in City Point, _______________, in early December.
(a) Maryland.
(b) South Carolina.
(c) Virginia.
(d) North Carolina.

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

14. In Chapter 54, Grant said the troops traveling in _________________ were faced with a different kind of country than they'd typically encountered across the south. The roads were in better condition and there was hardly ever a person seen other than those armed with Confederate sympathies.
(a) Virginia.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Tennessee.
(d) North Carolina.

15. In Chapter 61, Grant detailed the events leading up to the attempts to rout the Confederates from Fort _____________, located near Wilmington.
(a) Fisher.
(b) Negley.
(c) Caswell.
(d) Sumter.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 58, Grant described additional advances with Sheridan's troops and his victory at the ______________.

2. 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.

3. Grant said the campaign against Atlanta lasted some ___________ months and "was one of the most memorable in history."

4. 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".

5. Were the talks successful?

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