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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. He asked for cavalry but was assigned to what?
(a) The infantry.
(b) The mountain division.
(c) The airborne division.
(d) The armored division.

2. In Chapter 15, Grant arrived in San Francisco and said there were many there seeking what?
(a) New friendships.
(b) Lost family members.
(c) Work.
(d) Their fortunes in gold.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On ____________, Grant issued a series of orders, including an order sending John A. McClernand to the right wing, Sherman to the left, and James B. McPherson at the middle.

2. Grant's father, Jesse R. Grant, was the ________ son of his family.

3. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?

4. Mexico would gain Texas but give up all rights to what?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position. Did Grant do this? Why or why not?

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. 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?

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

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