Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. The Confederates attacked a section of the Union forces repeatedly but were turned away each time, and Grant noted what about the Confederates?

2. Each man carried ________ days' supply of food in addition to what was being hauled. As a wagon was emptied, it returned to a base camp where it was again filled with the same load and returned to the army camps.

3. Lee moved his center of operations leaving an entire Union regiment without what?

4. In Chapter 42, Grant described what?

5. In the conclusion, Grant pointed out that __________ played a role in the Civil War and predicted that the issue might arise at some time in the future.

Short Essay Questions

1. Grant travels to Alabama, tours the area, and the first order of business is to create a workable supply line. Why is this the first order of business?

2. What happened when Grant requested from Lee that a temporary truce take place to remove the dead and wounded? Why did this happen?

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

4. What did Grant think about this new campaign involving all the troops? Why?

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

6. What happened in January when the peace commissioners came to meet with Lincoln? Why might this have happened?

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

8. Grant outlines troops, their positions and their strengths under specific commanders. What is the reason Grant does this?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The women living during the Civil War are mentioned several times during this book.

Part 1) Describe the times when these women are mentioned. Based on this information, how did many women spend their time during the Civil War? How did they support their cause?

Part 2) Based on Grant's description of these women, what might have been his opinion of them and their plight as the mothers, wives, sisters, and friends of men in the war?

Part 3) How has the role of women during war time changed since the Civil War? Why has this role changed? In what other ways has the role of American women changed since the nineteenth century? How are you and your friends affected by the changes that have taken place regarding the role of women in American society?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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