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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. Grant wrote Sherman a letter on ______________ 3, 1864. He said that it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he didn't want to do so until "the victory is assured".
(a) May.
(b) March.
(c) December.
(d) September.

2. The march began with a supply of _________ days' rations, a supply of ammunition and a herd of cattle being driven along with the army.
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twenty.

3. Grant joined up with General Meade and said their next goal would be to do what?
(a) Pursue Lee's retreat rather than get ahead of him.
(b) Retreat.
(c) Organize a peace treaty.
(d) Get ahead of Lee rather than pursuing his retreat.

4. In Chapter 40, Grant arrived in __________ and was sent on to Louisville, where he met Secretary of War Stanton.
(a) Santa Fe.
(b) Beijing.
(c) London.
(d) Cairo.

5. 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) Weak soldiers.
(b) Poor planning.
(c) Free talk.
(d) A lack of ammunitions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sherman decided to move first against ________________ and then Savannah.

2. Lee claimed to know Grant from what?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. General Burnside found himself in distress for rations. How did loyalists help him and his men?

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

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

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