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 describes and reflects on the battle of Vicksburg.
Part 1) Describe this battle. What events led up to this battle? Why did this battle take place? How was this battle significant?
Part 2) What are Grant's thoughts about the battle of Vicksburg? How have his feelings and thoughts about this battle changed since the battle took place? How does this reflection compare to his reflections upon other battles and events?
Part 3) What is learned about Grant through his memories of Vicksburg? What is also learned about the Civil War and war tactics in general? How might this information be useful for future military leaders?
Grant tells a story about Confederate Commander Bragg.
Part 1) Summarize this story. Why does Grant tell this story? What does it say about Bragg? What does the telling of this story also say about Grant?
Part 2) How might Bragg's attitude, based on this story, have affected the decisions he made and the ultimate loss of the Confederacy?
Part 3) What message is Grant trying to get across through this story about Bragg? What can you personally learn from it?
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