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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. 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.
(a) Gold.
(b) Pelts.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) Blankets.

2. 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 places he had seen.
(b) Southern women.
(c) The war.
(d) The army uniform.

3. Did Grant dwell on the duel he saw?
(a) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on his own thoughts.
(b) Yes, he spent a great deal of time replaying the duel.
(c) No, he talked mostly about the impact of the duel on the family members of those involved in a duel.
(d) No, he hardly mentions the duel or its effect on him.

4. 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 Long.
(b) De Rosa.
(c) De Vane.
(d) De Loche.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant described an incident in which who was apparently killed but was later seen watching another fight?

2. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?

3. Eventually, Grant was ordered to San Francisco. When Grant's uniform first arrived, he put it on and went out in public. Why?

4. Did Grant know everything there was to know about the war being waged in Mexico?

5. In Chapter 35, Grant learned that McPherson's campaign was successful and Grant, who was with Sherman's men, pressed the advantage in order to capture who?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. When Lincoln called for volunteers at the start of the Civil War, Grant joined. Why?

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

6. Grant planned to attack Fort Donelson and predicted little opposition from the fort's commander. Why? What does this reveal about Grant?

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

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

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. Former slaves join up with the army. What were Grant's orders? What does this reveal about him?

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