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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. What did Grant say that Indians would do because they did not trust store owners to add up multiple purchases?
(a) They would only come into buy one item at a time.
(b) They would not purchase anything at stores.
(c) They would pay for each separately.
(d) They would add up their own purchases.

2. A Confederate officer later said that he'd pointed Grant out to his men, saying that they were welcome to shoot him. Did anyone shoot at him?
(a) Yes, but the shots purposely missed.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, only once.
(d) Yes, several times.

3. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?
(a) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on the family members of those involved in a duel.
(b) No, he hardly mentions the duel or its effect on him.
(c) Yes, he spent a great deal of time replaying the duel.
(d) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on his own thoughts.

4. In Chapter 30, Grant described the battle at Vicksburg and Sherman's advance along the ___________ River.
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Chattahoochee.
(c) White.
(d) Ohio.

5. Did Grant know everything there was to know about the war being waged in Mexico?
(a) No.
(b) Hardly.
(c) Yes.
(d) Mostly.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 14, Grant married who?

2. In Chapter 26, the Union troops advanced on _____________, Mississippi, and soon reported that the city had been captured.

3. On ____________, Grant issued a series of orders, including an order sending John A. McClernand to the right wing, Sherman to the left, and James B. McPherson at the middle.

4. In Chapter 16, Grant resigned from the military. He and Julia had two children by this time and Grant moved the family to land she owned near what city?

5. Grant's situation changed yet again and he assumed the role of district commander in ______ Tennessee.

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant describes the pressure of public opinion. How is public opinion even more important in military operations today?

2. Grant arrived with the army at Pittsburg Landing and believed neither Pittsburg Landing nor Crump's Landing could be lost. Why?

3. Grant believed that a "bloodless advance to Atlanta, to Vicksburg, or to any other desired point south of Corinth" would have been possible, but the advantage was never pressed. Why not?

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

5. Grant said that once the City of Mexico fell, it seemed that a long-term occupation would be necessary. Why might he believe 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. How did Grant feel about attending West Point? Why might he have felt this way?

8. Grant talked about the lack of trust the Indians had in the whites. Why did they not trust the white man?

9. Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they acted like veteran fighters. Why might they have fought so well?

10. Describe the death of General Albert Sidney Johnston. Why might he have told this story?

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