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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. It took a couple of tries to gain control of the fort. What did Grant Grant placed part of the blame for the failed attack?
(a) Free talk.
(b) Weak soldiers.
(c) Poor planning.
(d) A lack of ammunitions.

2. 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.
(a) Sea.
(b) Cold.
(c) Blue.
(d) Sun.

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

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.
(a) Come upon the Confederates quietly.
(b) Create a large trench.
(c) Hide silently for many hours.
(d) Cross a stream in close proximity to the Confederate troops.

5. In Chapter 65, the Union captured Petersburg and who visited with Grant there the day after the final assault?
(a) Jackson.
(b) Gibson.
(c) Lee.
(d) Lincoln.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 56, Grant faced the problem of what and was forced to move a flank to cut off Lee's movement to Richmond?

3. When Lee's forces were discovered, what did Grant learn?

4. In Chapter 60, Grant wrote to Major General Thomas from Grant's headquarters in City Point, _______________, in early December.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why, in Chapter Fifty-Nine, does Grant step back in time to Sherman's march to the sea?

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

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

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

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