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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. The following May, Grant moved to Galena, Illinois, where he began working as what in his father's store?
(a) A goldsmith.
(b) A blacksmith.
(c) A cobbler.
(d) A clerk.

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

3. Davis had orders that Grant would return to St. Louis where Grant discovered that he was to take command of what?
(a) The large district in Missouri and Nebraska.
(b) The large district in Missouri and Illinois.
(c) The large district in Illinois and Indiana.
(d) The large district in Illinois.

4. The military regiment left Corpus Christi and Grant was promoted to ______________.
(a) Lieutenant General.
(b) Lieutenant Colonel.
(c) Second Lieutenant.
(d) First Lieutenant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 33, Grant set up a supply depot at Perkins' plantation and described a sense of what?

2. Grant returned to Corinth where he was faced with the daunting task of arranging _________________ for a large number of forces.

3. In Chapter 27, Grant moved to _______________, where he set up headquarters.

4. In Chapter 28, Grant described the battle of _________. Grant said that he wasn't pleased with the results.

5. In Chapter 14, Grant married who?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. Grant received orders to support the army with the possessions of those favoring the Southern cause. Why was he given these orders.

7. 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?

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

9. As Grant journeyed to Memphis, he encountered a Union loyalist who warned him of a neighbor who was a Southern sympathizer. What does this reveal about the difficulties involved in fighting a civil war?

10. How did Grant feel about being involved in the Mexican War? Why might he have felt this way?

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