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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 49, Sherman advanced into Georgia and the siege of ______________ was outlined.
(a) Memphis.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) Chattanooga.
(d) Lexington.

2. 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) September.
(b) April.
(c) January.
(d) October.

3. On ____________ 7, 1865, Grant sent Lee a note, saying further fighting would be useless and urging an end to the war.
(a) June.
(b) April.
(c) January.
(d) September.

4. How was Grant dressed at the end of the war?
(a) In an old sack.
(b) In a private's uniform with only his stripes to confirm his rank.
(c) In civilian clothes.
(d) In a new uniform and wore an expensive, elaborate sword.

5. The book includes a series of footnotes, apparently written by ____________, further explaining sections of the text.
(a) Grant.
(b) Sheridan.
(c) Sherman.
(d) Lincoln.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 67, Grant described the peace negotiations at ________________ and the terms of surrender that came from that meeting.

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

3. When did Grant first meet Lee?

4. Grant had another meeting with Lincoln and when Grant outlined his plan and reason for advancing, Lincoln said that he understood and compared it to a saying he'd heard, "If a man can't skin he must hold ___________ while somebody else does".

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened when Grant requested from Lee that a temporary truce take place to remove the dead and wounded? Why did this happen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Grant travels to Alabama, tours the area, and the first order of business is to create a workable supply line. Why is this the first order of business?

10. Describe Grant and Lee at the end of the war. What does this reveal about each man?

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