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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. ______________ fell on Grant and left him painfully bruised and swollen.
(a) A horse.
(b) A wall.
(c) A cart.
(d) A building.

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

3. In Chapter 23, Grant received another promotion, this time to _______________ of the volunteers. In this role, he ordered a march on Nashville. There was some wrangling over the command and Grant was briefly relieved of the command then returned to the position.
(a) Major-General.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Major.
(d) General.

4. Grant built a house and sought to make a living from what?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Teaching at a local school.
(c) The land.
(d) Owning a general store.

5. Did Grant believe that he would be brave enough to fight a duel?
(a) Yes, maybe.
(b) Yes, of course.
(c) No, never.
(d) Yes, if he had no other choice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position, but Grant did not. Why did he not obey?

2. In Chapter 30, Grant described the battle at Vicksburg and Sherman's advance along the ___________ River.

3. Grant talked about the Indians, saying that the trades between Indians and whites had originally been done in ___________, but business had moved to silver half-dollars.

4. What did Grant say that Indians would do because they did not trust store owners to add up multiple purchases?

5. In Chapter 20, Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they reacted how?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Grant was disappointed by the reaction of others in San Francisco to him in uniform. Why might he have felt this way?

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

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

5. Grant arrived in San Francisco and said there were many there seeking their fortunes in gold. How might this gold rush still be seen today?

6. How did Grant feel about attending West Point? Why might he have felt this way?

7. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position. Did Grant do this? Why or why not?

8. Grant asked to be assigned to the cavalry but was assigned to the infantry. What is the difference between these two military groups? Why might he have wanted to be a part of the cavalry?

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

10. When Lincoln called for volunteers at the start of the Civil War, Grant joined. Why?

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