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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. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.
(a) Harriet Smith.
(b) Henrietta Sawyer.
(c) Hillary Scott.
(d) Hannah Simpson.

2. 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) Confused.
(b) On the defensive.
(c) Outnumbered.
(d) On the offensive.

3. In Chapter 24, Grant arrived with the army at ________________.
(a) Pennsylvania Landing.
(b) Pittsburg Landing.
(c) Paden's Landing.
(d) Philadelphia Landing.

4. In Chapter 32, Grant described the pressure of public opinion and said that no matter what criticism occurred, who stood behind him, providing support?
(a) George W. Bush.
(b) President Lincoln.
(c) President Robert E. Lee.
(d) Stonewall Jackson.

5. The move was prompted, in part, by the proximity of whom?
(a) So many military families.
(b) So many Confederate troops.
(c) So many wealthy families.
(d) So many other experienced commanders.

Short Answer Questions

1. Davis had orders that Grant would return to St. Louis where Grant discovered that he was to take command of what?

2. Grant said that he looked back on the taking of "the City of Mexico" and could see that the troops should have done what?

3. Grant noted that the fifty-dollar gold pieces were not government issue but were common in the area and were called what?

4. The fighting continued and Grant described in detail the movements of the men and the ________-hour battle at Champion's Hill.

5. In Chapter 31, Grant's headquarters were moved to ___________ Springs.

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant was named Brigadier-General and said he was surprised by the promotion. Why might he have been surprised?

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

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

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

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 being involved in the Mexican War? Why might he have felt this way?

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

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