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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. On May 22, Grant issued orders that scouts be sent out in search of what?
(a) The Confederate forces.
(b) Food.
(c) Other Union troops.
(d) Shelter.

2. In Chapter 42, Grant described what?
(a) The Confederacy.
(b) The troops.
(c) His experiences in the war.
(d) The military situation.

3. The army clashed with Lee's forces at the Battle of ________________, and Grant noted that there were dead and wounded left in a large, wooded area. When the woods caught on fire, there was no way to reach the wounded and those unable to drag themselves away died there.
(a) Chalk Bluff.
(b) The Wilderness.
(c) The Marne.
(d) The Bulge.

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

5. What information did Grant give of the dead and wounded?
(a) Descriptions of injuries.
(b) Where these men were located.
(c) Numbers.
(d) Causes of death or injury.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the loyalists soon begin to float on rafts down the river to the Union men?

2. When did Grant first meet Lee?

3. In Chapter 43, Sherman was ordered to prepare to attack _________________ and he successfully maneuvered into position.

4. Grant described the complicated maneuvering it took to establish a siege of ______________.

5. In Chapter 58, Grant described additional advances with Sheridan's troops and his victory at the ______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Grant tells a story about Confederate Commander Bragg. Why does he tell this story?

7. Why was Fort Fisher important? Why does Grant say it took so long to take this fort?

8. What happened in January when the peace commissioners came to meet with Lincoln? Why might this have happened?

9. Why did the Confederate women cry when they learned that the Union had the upper hand in the war?

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

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