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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?
(a) Weakening the morale of the Confederates.
(b) Physically splitting two important Confederate troops.
(c) Gaining more supporters of the northern cause.
(d) Giving him a sense of purpose.

2. Grant's father, Jesse R. Grant, was the ________ son of his family.
(a) Fifth.
(b) Third.
(c) First.
(d) Sixth.

3. In Chapter 25, Grant said Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was wounded at Shiloh and, refusing to give up his command because _________________, remained on his horse until he was so weak from loss of blood that he died.
(a) There was no one to take over.
(b) He wanted to beat the Union soldiers.
(c) He was not willing to give up control.
(d) The wound was not severe.

4. Grant was sent to Ironton, Missouri, and eventually on to Jefferson City. While there, he met who for the first time?
(a) Colonel Robert E. Lee.
(b) Colonel Mustard.
(c) Colonel Jefferson B. Davis.
(d) Colonel Thomas Jefferson.

5. How does Grant describe the civilians at Monterey?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Worried.
(c) Shy.
(d) Friendly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant mentioned the use of ______________ used by the Confederates in an apparent attempt to keep the Union men on their guard, though Grant said he couldn't remember a single death from that tactic.

2. Grant was impressed with whom at West Point?

3. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.

4. Rosecrans wanted to pursue farther than Jonesboro but Grant, believing what, ordered him back?

5. Grant described the use of the ____________ at this siege.

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant said that once the City of Mexico fell, it seemed that a long-term occupation would be necessary. Why might he believe this?

2. Prior to the Mexican War, Grant noted that the presence of U.S. soldiers was supposed to provoke an attack by the Mexicans but it did not. Why might they not have attacked?

3. In Chapter Sixteen, Grant resigned from the military. Why might he have done this?

4. In Chapter Twenty-Nine, troops supporting Grant at Corinth were moved out. How did this affect Grant? What might he have thought of this maneuver?

5. How did Grant feel about his men? How might he have benefited from this?

6. Grant set up a supply depot at Perkins' plantation and described a sense of relief. Why was there a sense of relief?

7. Grant attended a bull fight. How did he feel about this? Why might he have felt this way?

8. Former slaves join up with the army. What were Grant's orders? What does this reveal about him?

9. Sherman wrote to Grant's superior, seeking to force Grant to heed the advice of other commanders. What does this reveal about Grant?

10. Grant describes breaking mules for working with the military. Why might he have described this?

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