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

2. In Chapter 12, Grant was promoted to _________________.
(a) Lieutenant colonel.
(b) Second lieutenant.
(c) Lieutenant general.
(d) First lieutenant.

3. In Chapter 39, Grant outlined a plan to assault ___________ that was eventually vetoed.
(a) Lexington.
(b) Savannah.
(c) Mobile.
(d) Atlanta.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Davis had orders that Grant would return to St. Louis where Grant discovered that he was to take command of what?

2. He asked for cavalry but was assigned to what?

3. In Chapter 38, why did the siege end?

4. Grant reported in September at the ________________ Barracks in St. Louis.

5. In Chapter 33, Grant set up a supply depot at Perkins' plantation and described a sense of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. Describe Ulysses S. Grant's parents.

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

10. 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?

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