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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 55, the troops under Sheridan's command advanced on __________ Harbor but the Confederates, knowing that the position was one of tactical importance to the Union Army, were determined to hold it.

2. On another occasion, Grant saw a man drawing water from a tree that had fallen in the river and questioned him before discovering what?

3. Grant joined up with General Meade and said their next goal would be to do what?

4. Grant pointed out that Lee was careful not to show what?

5. Grant wrote a lengthy letter outlining a new plan to move all the Union troops how?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Grant came from an encouraging family.

Part 1) How was he encouraged as a child and young adult? How did he feel about this encouragement?

Part 2) How different might Grant's life have been if his parents had not had high hopes for him? How might we all have been affected by this?

Part 3) How have you been encouraged in your own life? How has this influenced your life? How might this affect how you would influence your own children?

Essay Topic 2

Grant gives detailed information about troops and their positions and strengths under specific commanders.

Part 1) Describe two times in which Grant does this. How is this information pertinent to events in Grant's life? What does this information reveal about Grant?

Part 2) Why does Grant give this information? How can military historians and military leaders of today benefit from this information? How might the commanders of troops in question feel about Grant's attitude towards them? Why?

Part 3) Would a military commander today include such detailed information to the public today? Why or why not? How have military tactics and plans become more and more difficult to keep secret? How is this both good and bad?

Essay Topic 3

Grant describes the turmoil that existed all over the country.

Part 1) Describe this turmoil, according to Grant. What caused this turmoil? How did the U.S. deal with it? Was this adequate? Why or why not? How did this influence the start of the war and the war itself?

Part 2) Did this turmoil exist after the war? Why or why not? What other times throughout the U.S.'s existence have been tumultuous? Why? How did our country manage to lessen this turmoil?

Part 3) Does turmoil exist in our country today? If so, why? If not, why not? Do you see the U.S. suffering from a civil war in the future? Why or why not?

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