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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. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?
(a) A great deal of opposition.
(b) Quite a bit of opposition.
(c) Little opposition.
(d) No opposition.

2. In Chapter 17, states continued to secede from the Union and the Civil War broke out in ________ of 1861.
(a) April.
(b) July.
(c) June.
(d) May.

3. Grant described the unrest of the nation in the winter of _______________.
(a) 1860-1861.
(b) 1861-1862.
(c) 1859-1860.
(d) 1862-1863.

4. Who was Nicholas P. Trist?
(a) A Christian missionary who translated during the peace treaty.
(b) A U.S. soldier who was a POW in Mexico.
(c) A U.S. civilian who risked his life to get important information to Grant.
(d) A U.S. representative charged with negotiating a peace treaty.

5. In Chapter 29, troops supporting Grant at Corinth were moved out and Grant said it put him in the unenviable position of being what?
(a) On the offensive.
(b) Confused.
(c) Outnumbered.
(d) On the defensive.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the United States wanted a war with Mexico over disputed territory, Grant said what was important?

2. Grant was impressed with whom at West Point?

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

4. Lincoln called for volunteers and Grant joined, taking control of what?

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

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

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. Grant planned to attack Fort Donelson and predicted little opposition from the fort's commander. Why? What does this reveal about Grant?

5. Grant described the use of the trenches at Vicksburg. How were trenches useful? How were they used in later wars?

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

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

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

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. 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?

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