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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. What was one reason why the South was in chaos?
(a) They had too many men and not enough jobs.
(b) They had won the war.
(c) There were few women left for the men to marry.
(d) They had lived for years with the absence of all the able-bodied men.

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

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

4. Grant wrote a lengthy letter outlining a new plan to move all the Union troops how?
(a) In opposite directions and campaigns.
(b) In tandem to a central goal.
(c) In several different ways.
(d) Toward several different goals.

5. Each man carried ________ days' supply of food in addition to what was being hauled. As a wagon was emptied, it returned to a base camp where it was again filled with the same load and returned to the army camps.
(a) Five.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant and other officers were within full view - and rifle range - of the Confederates one day. Did the enemy shoot at them?

2. In Chapter 54, Grant said the troops traveling in _________________ were faced with a different kind of country than they'd typically encountered across the south. The roads were in better condition and there was hardly ever a person seen other than those armed with Confederate sympathies.

3. In Chapter 42, Grant described what?

4. Grant was assigned to command the Military Division of _________________.

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Grant said it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he did not want to do so until "the victory is assured." What does this reinforce about Grant's personality?

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