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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 28, Grant described the battle of _________. Grant said that he wasn't pleased with the results.
2. Grant received orders from General Halleck to change his position, but Grant did not. Why did he not obey?
3. In Chapter 21, Grant described the assault and capture of ____________.
4. Did Grant know everything there was to know about the war being waged in Mexico?
5. In Chapter 20, Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they reacted how?
Short Essay Questions
1. Grant set up a supply depot at Perkins' plantation and described a sense of relief. Why was there a sense of relief?
2. Grant attended a bull fight. How did he feel about this? Why might he have felt this way?
3. Grant talked about the lack of trust the Indians had in the whites. Why did they not trust the white man?
4. Grant's troops came under fire for the first time at Belmont and he said they acted like veteran fighters. Why might they have fought so well?
5. How did Grant feel about his men? How might he have benefited from this?
6. Describe the death of General Albert Sidney Johnston. Why might he have told this story?
7. When Lincoln called for volunteers at the start of the Civil War, Grant joined. Why?
8. Describe Ulysses S. Grant's parents.
9. In Chapter Sixteen, Grant resigned from the military. Why might he have done this?
10. Grant describes breaking mules for working with the military. Why might he have described this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Grant describes several letters he wrote throughout his life.
Part 1) Describe two of these letters. To whom were they written? Why were they written? What do they reveal about Grant, the receivers of the letters, and life in the U.S. in the mid-nineteenth century?
Part 2) How are these letters significant? Based on these letters how influential was Grant? What did Grant think of himself? Why did he feel this way? How is this seen throughout his life?
Part 3) Describe letters and e-mails that you have written recently. What were the subjects of these letters/e-mails? What might they reveal about you, the receivers of the letters/e-mails and your relationship to the recipients of these letters/e-mails?
Essay Topic 2
General Lee "set up a white flag."
Part 1) How did the battles described in this book lead to Lee's surrender? What battles were the most significant and had the most impact on this Union victory?
Part 2) What role did Grant play throughout this war? How important was Grant to the Union cause? Explain. Could the north have beaten the south without Grant? Why or why not? Use evidence from this book to support your responses.
Part 3) If Grant were to go back and fight the Civil War all over again, do you believe he would have? What changes might he have made to his various plans? Why? Use the book to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
Grant had many responsibilities throughout the Civil War.
Part 1) Describe two of Grant's responsibilities throughout the war. Why was he given each of these responsibilities? How successful was he at each of these tasks? Explain.
Part 2) How did his work during the Civil War affect his relationships with others? How did it influence the war effort as a whole?
Part 3) What responsibilities do you have? How did you receive these responsibilities? How successful have you been at these tasks? Explain. How important has your role been in regards to these responsibilities? Explain.
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