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

2. 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.
(d) The large district in Illinois and Indiana.

3. Grant returned to Corinth where he was faced with the daunting task of arranging _________________ for a large number of forces.
(a) Accommodations.
(b) Weaponry.
(c) Dinner.
(d) Training facilities.

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

5. 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?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Springfield.
(c) Santa Fe.
(d) St. Louis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?

2. In Chapter 34, the Union troops captured Port ____________. Grant was accompanied by his thirteen-year-old son.

3. Grant built a house and sought to make a living from what?

4. In Chapter 10, the military moved quickly from Vera Cruz to avoid what?

5. In Chapter 25, Grant said Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was wounded at Shiloh and, refusing to give up his command because _________________, remained on his horse until he was so weak from loss of blood that he died.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

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