Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Ulysses S. Grant's mother was ______________ and her family was from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and he knew little about her parentage.
2. Grant cited the nature of the fort's commander and predicted what?
3. In Chapter 36, Grant said the campaign had been successful in doing what?
4. In Chapter 12, Grant was promoted to _________________.
5. In Chapter 25, Grant said Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston was wounded at Shiloh and, refusing to give up his command because _________________, remained on his horse until he was so weak from loss of blood that he died.
Short Essay Questions
1. Grant arrived with the army at Pittsburg Landing and believed neither Pittsburg Landing nor Crump's Landing could be lost. Why?
2. General Burnside found himself in distress for rations. How did loyalists help him and his men?
3. How were trenches important in the Battle of the Wilderness? How were they also imperfect?
4. Grant said that once the City of Mexico fell, it seemed that a long-term occupation would be necessary. Why might he believe this?
5. How were traveling conditions in Virginia different than other parts of the country in which the troops had traveled?
6. Grant describes the pressure of public opinion. How is public opinion even more important in military operations today?
7. Grant attended a bull fight. How did he feel about this? Why might he have felt this way?
8. Grant talked about the lack of trust the Indians had in the whites. Why did they not trust the white man?
9. How does Grant contrast General Scott with General Taylor?
10. How did Grant feel about attending West Point? Why might he have felt this way?
Grant, as well as other leaders, continued to fight and lead troops even after being injured.
Part 1) Describe a time in which Grant was injured and continued to lead. Why did he do this? What other leader was injured and continued to lead his men? Why did he do this? What does this reveal about these men? What does this say about the Civil War?
Part 2) Should these men have continued to lead? Why or why not? Would you lead others if you were sick or injured? Why or why not?
Part 3) Would military leaders do this today? Why or why not? In what ways can you support this belief regarding the U.S. military today?
Grant planned on doing a short stint in the military before going into teaching.
Part 1) How did Grant feel about military life early one? Why did he feel this way? How did his feelings about the military change throughout his life? Why did his feelings change?
Part 2) Why might Grant have been interested in teaching? How is this desire to be a teacher seen in the way he led, encouraged, and urged his men during the Civil War?
Part 3) How have plans for your own life altered as you have grown older? How have your feelings changed regarding certain topics? Why? How can you relate to the changes that took place in Grant's life?
Grant made Abraham Lincoln a promise.
Part 1) What was this promise? Why did he make Lincoln this promise? What events led up to this promise?
Part 2) What does the first meeting between Lincoln and Grant reveal about both of these men? How did this initial meeting affect their relationship throughout the rest of the war?
Part 3) What promises have you made in your own life? Why did you make these promises? Have you been able to keep these promises? Why or why not? How difficult were these promises to try to keep? Explain.
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