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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. Lee responded to the letter by saying he would surrender. Why?
(a) He was tired of fighting.
(b) In an effort to end further bloodshed.
(c) The Confederate cause was hopeless.
(d) He now believed in the Union cause.

2. In Chapter 69, Grant described the capture of Jefferson Davis and the surrender of General _____________.
(a) Justinian.
(b) Jameson.
(c) Johnston.
(d) Jackson.

3. 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?
(a) Mice had gotten into their packs.
(b) The items had spoiled.
(c) The men were not hungry.
(d) In soldiers' efforts to lighten their loads.

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

5. In Chapter 65, Grant described the battle at _________ Forks and the battles leading up to the final march on Petersburg.
(a) Eight.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 48, a new campaign got underway, with __________ in command.

2. Nine days later, Grant wrote another letter to Thomas, this time demanding that Thomas do what?

3. Were the talks successful?

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

5. On May 16, 1864, Grant sent a letter to Halleck, outlining the poor roads that had become impassable due to what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Grant promise Lincoln? Why did he make this promise?

3. Why did Lee ask about terms for surrender? Are you surprised by this?

4. What significant event happened soon after Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General of the Union Army? How was this significant?

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

6. Grant urged Thomas to attack Hood's rebel forces. How did Thomas respond? Why did he respond in this way?

7. At the surrender of the Confederates, the Union men were energized. Why? Should they have been?

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

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

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

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