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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 34, the Union troops captured Port ____________. Grant was accompanied by his thirteen-year-old son.
(a) Washington.
(b) Oregon.
(c) Smith.
(d) Gibson.

2. As Grant made the journey, he encountered a Union loyalist, Mr. ___________, who said there were Confederates in the area and that a neighbor, a Southern sympathizer, was certain to report Grant's presence.
(a) De Loche.
(b) De Long.
(c) De Rosa.
(d) De Vane.

3. 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.
(a) Armored tanks.
(b) An exploding shell.
(c) Shock and awe.
(d) Automatic weaponry.

4. 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.
(a) April 20, 1863.
(b) September 20, 1863.
(c) November 20, 1863.
(d) May 20, 1863.

5. Grant was impressed with whom at West Point?
(a) General Jackson.
(b) General Scott.
(c) General Davies.
(d) General Peterson.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 22, Grant planned to attack Fort Donelson but was hampered by what?

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

4. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position, but Grant did not. Why did he not obey?

5. He described breaking ________ for working with the military.

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant talked about the lack of trust the Indians had in the whites. Why did they not trust the white man?

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

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

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

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 Twenty-Nine, troops supporting Grant at Corinth were moved out. How did this affect Grant? What might he have thought of this maneuver?

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

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

9. Grant received orders to support the army with the possessions of those favoring the Southern cause. Why was he given these orders.

10. 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?

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