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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. In Chapter 27, Grant moved to _______________, where he set up headquarters.
(a) St. Louis.
(b) Memphis.
(c) indianapolis.
(d) Knoxville.

2. In Chapter 21, Grant described the assault and capture of ____________.
(a) Fort Stewart.
(b) Fort David.
(c) Fort Henry.
(d) Fort Scott.

3. Mexico would gain Texas but give up all rights to what?
(a) Arizona.
(b) California and New Mexico.
(c) Washington, Oregon, and California.
(d) California and Utah.

4. Eventually, Grant was ordered to San Francisco. When Grant's uniform first arrived, he put it on and went out in public. Why?
(a) He was promoting attending West Point.
(b) He was hoping to encourage others to join the military.
(c) He was apparently seeking acclaim for his military service.
(d) He had no other clothes to wear.

5. 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 Illinois.
(b) The large district in Missouri and Illinois.
(c) The large district in Illinois and Indiana.
(d) The large district in Missouri and Nebraska.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant's time at West Point and in the military meant that he knew who?

2. On a Friday, Grant took a fall with his horse and was injured, though not as seriously as he might have been because of what?

3. Grant noted after the surrender of Vicksburg that the men taken prisoner did what regarding the Union Army?

4. Who taunted Grant?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. Grant describes the pressure of public opinion. How is public opinion even more important in military operations today?

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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