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

2. In Chapter 30, Grant described the battle at Vicksburg and Sherman's advance along the ___________ River.
(a) White.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Chattahoochee.

3. In Chapter 31, Grant's headquarters were moved to ___________ Springs.
(a) Green.
(b) Palm.
(c) Holly.
(d) Hot.

4. Former slaves join up with the army and Grant's orders were to allow them to remain within the protection of the military, as long as the slaves do what?
(a) Arrive of their free will.
(b) Do not talk to the Union soldiers.
(c) Find their own food.
(d) Fight.

5. In Chapter 38, why did the siege end?
(a) No soldiers on either side were healthy enough to continue fighting.
(b) The Northerns called for a truce.
(c) The Confederates called for a truce.
(d) A torrential rain began that made it impossible to continue fighting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant said General Rosecrans, who had not been successful at Corinth, did what in his advance again upon Corinth?

2. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.

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

4. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?

5. Grant mentioned the use of ______________ used by the Confederates in an apparent attempt to keep the Union men on their guard, though Grant said he couldn't remember a single death from that tactic.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. Grant arrived with the army at Pittsburg Landing and believed neither Pittsburg Landing nor Crump's Landing could be lost. Why?

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

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