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

2. Lee moved his center of operations leaving an entire Union regiment without what?
(a) Weapons.
(b) A plan of attack.
(c) An enemy to face.
(d) Food.

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

4. The march was grueling and Grant said that everyone had been told to carry only what was necessary, but he saw various items discarded along the way. Why?
(a) The men were not hungry.
(b) In soldiers' efforts to lighten their loads.
(c) The items had spoiled.
(d) Mice had gotten into their packs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In one of those letters, Grant urged Thomas to attack whose rebel forces in Nashville or risk losing the ground he'd gained as far as Chattanooga?

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.

3. In Chapter 65, the Union captured Petersburg and who visited with Grant there the day after the final assault?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why did the Confederate women cry when they learned that the Union had the upper hand in the war?

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

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

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

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

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