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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 44, Grant described the actual battle. Grant knew that the Confederate Commander ___________ was among those facing the Union Army.
(a) Early.
(b) Longstreet.
(c) Bragg.
(d) Beauregard.

2. Grant said this proved effective at providing cover though in the case of the Battle of the Wilderness, what happened when the wood caught on fire?
(a) The men were trapped.
(b) The heat became so intense that it drove some men away.
(c) The men were severely burned.
(d) The men died.

3. One of Grant's commanders, General _______________, arrived at a house where Grant was seated on the verandah. The house belonged to Confederate loyalists and Grant was simply waiting there to watch the advance of his men.
(a) Meade.
(b) Johnston.
(c) Scott.
(d) Twiggs.

4. Grant pointed out that Lee was careful not to show what?
(a) His anger.
(b) His rank.
(c) Any emotion.
(d) His face.

5. 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) Twenty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. General Burnside found himself in distress for what?

2. In Chapter 49, Sherman advanced into Georgia and the siege of ______________ was outlined.

3. Grant described the men posted at the edge of the river at Chattanooga and said they were accustomed to seeing what?

4. In Chapter 61, Grant detailed the events leading up to the attempts to rout the Confederates from Fort _____________, located near Wilmington.

5. The army clashed with Lee's forces at the Battle of ________________, and Grant noted that there were dead and wounded left in a large, wooded area. When the woods caught on fire, there was no way to reach the wounded and those unable to drag themselves away died there.

Short Essay Questions

1. How were traveling conditions in Virginia different than other parts of the country in which the troops had traveled?

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

3. Why was Fort Fisher important? Why does Grant say it took so long to take this fort?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Grant note about both the battle at Cold Harbor and Vicksburg? Why does he say this?

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