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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. After Grant enlisted in the army at the beginning of the Civil War, the women of Galena asked him to describe what in detail?
(a) The army uniform.
(b) The war.
(c) The places he had seen.
(d) Southern women.

2. In Chapter 10, the military moved quickly from Vera Cruz to avoid what?
(a) The potential for yellow fever outbreaks among the men.
(b) A backlash from the civilians.
(c) Mexican soldiers.
(d) Having to spend a hot summer in Mexico.

3. How does Grant describe the civilians at Monterey?
(a) Shy.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Worried.
(d) Hostile.

4. The assault on the town that is the answer to #82 resulted in ______________ losses.
(a) Many.
(b) Few.
(c) Tremendous.
(d) No.

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?
(a) Do not talk to the Union soldiers.
(b) Arrive of their free will.
(c) Fight.
(d) Find their own food.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 21, Grant described the assault and capture of ____________.

2. The military moved to Vera Cruz where the Americans beat at the city's walls until General ____________, the commander of the city, surrendered and General Scott's forces moved into the city.

3. Grant talked about the Indians, saying that the trades between Indians and whites had originally been done in ___________, but business had moved to silver half-dollars.

4. Grant was sent to Ironton, Missouri, and eventually on to Jefferson City. While there, he met who for the first time?

5. In Chapter 28, Grant described the battle of _________. Grant said that he wasn't pleased with the results.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Grant tells a story about Confederate Commander Bragg. Why does he tell this story?

3. Why did the Confederate women cry when they learned that the Union had the upper hand in the war?

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

5. How does Grant contrast General Scott with General Taylor?

6. How important was slavery to the turmoil and eventual war between the states, according to Grant.

7. One day, Grant and other officers were within shooting range of Confederate soldiers. Did the soldiers shoot at them? Why or why not?

8. Grant travels to Alabama, tours the area, and the first order of business is to create a workable supply line. Why is this the first order of business?

9. How were trenches important in the Battle of the Wilderness? How were they also imperfect?

10. 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?

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