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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 said the Confederate losses were bound to be higher and outlined his plans to do what?
(a) Surrender.
(b) Contact the families of those who had died.
(c) Convince the Confederates to surrender.
(d) Continue the attack, even if it took the entire summer.

2. On May 16, 1864, Grant sent a letter to Halleck, outlining the poor roads that had become impassable due to what?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) Heavy rains.
(c) A herd of sheep.
(d) Large potholes.

3. 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) January.
(d) September.

4. In Chapter 45, Grant was moved to ____________ and established a headquarters there.
(a) Memphis.
(b) Gatlinburg.
(c) Knoxville.
(d) Asheville.

5. Grant and other officers were within full view - and rifle range - of the Confederates one day. Did the enemy shoot at them?
(a) Yes, a couple of times.
(b) Yes, many times.
(c) No, never.
(d) Yes, one time.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant pointed out that Lee was careful not to show what?

2. Grant described the condition of Union troops as he arrived at Chattanooga. He said that they had little wood available to them and their clothing was insufficient for the coming winter, but that there was no way to get supplies in until when?

3. The Union troops left behind in ______________ were called on to defend the city from invading Confederate soldiers.

4. In Chapter 55, the troops under Sheridan's command advanced on __________ Harbor but the Confederates, knowing that the position was one of tactical importance to the Union Army, were determined to hold it.

5. Grant said this proved effective at providing cover though in the case of the Battle of the Wilderness, what happened when the wood caught on fire?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the casualties at the Courthouse at Spotsylvania. Did this affect Grant? Why or why not?

7. What does Grant note about both the battle at Cold Harbor and Vicksburg? Why does he say this?

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

9. Why did Lincoln recall the saying that "If a man can't skin he must hold a leg while somebody else does?"

10. How did Grant believe his men and General Meade's men should catch up to Lee and his men? Why?

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