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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 41, Grant toured the area and the first order of business was to do what?
(a) Create a workable supply line.
(b) Create more comfortable living conditions for the soldiers.
(c) Find a place to camp.
(d) Recruit more volunteers.

2. Nine days later, Grant wrote another letter to Thomas, this time demanding that Thomas do what?
(a) Take cover.
(b) Attack.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Retreat.

3. On another occasion, Grant saw a man drawing water from a tree that had fallen in the river and questioned him before discovering what?
(a) He was actually the Confederate President.
(b) He was actually a slave.
(c) He was actually a Confederate soldier.
(d) He was deaf.

4. In Chapter 59, Grant stepped back in time to _____________ and described Sherman's "march to the sea". Grant telegraphed Sherman in early that month, urging that Sherman continue to press the Southern troops.
(a) April.
(b) October.
(c) September.
(d) January.

5. In Chapter 56, Grant faced the problem of what and was forced to move a flank to cut off Lee's movement to Richmond?
(a) A dangerous area.
(b) A swampy area.
(c) A rocky area.
(d) A mountainous area.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 65, Grant described the battle at _________ Forks and the battles leading up to the final march on Petersburg.

2. Grant joined up with General Meade and said their next goal would be to do what?

3. Grant told Sherman in that letter that there were no specific directions forthcoming but urged that he do what?

4. In Chapter 51, Grant looked back on the battle. He said the Union forces were commended for their ability to ___________________, then performing as a unit.

5. The march was grueling and Grant said that everyone had been told to carry only what was necessary, but he saw various items discarded along the way. Why?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the march to the sea begin? Why is this important?

2. What was necessary to cut off supplies to enemy troops? Is this still an important tactic today? Why or why not?

3. When Lee's troops were discovered, what was learned about Lee and his men?

4. How were traveling conditions in Virginia different than other parts of the country in which the troops had traveled?

5. What did Grant's new plan for moving the troops in tandem become?

6. General Burnside found himself in distress for rations. How did loyalists help him and his men?

7. What was most devastating about the Battle of the Wilderness?

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

9. What did Grant think about this new campaign involving all the troops? Why?

10. Grant outlines troops, their positions and their strengths under specific commanders. What is the reason Grant does this?

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