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. Grant said this proved effective at providing cover though in the case of the Battle of the Wilderness, what happened when the wood caught on fire?

2. In Chapter 53, Grant recommended _____________ of his officers for promotion.

3. Sherman decided to move first against ________________ and then Savannah.

4. Grant said that if the Confederates had time to rest, what would happen?

5. One of Grant's commanders, General _______________, arrived at a house where Grant was seated on the verandah. The house belonged to Confederate loyalists and Grant was simply waiting there to watch the advance of his men.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Grant frequently mentions the importance of food.

Part 1) Why is food an important topic for Grant to discuss when recalling events of the Civil War? How did food become vital to an army's chance at victory?

Part 2) What did Grant do to make sure his men received food? What other necessities did the soldiers have? How did Grant provide these? What other tactics did Grant use to improve his army's chances at victory?

Part 3) What do you see as necessities for a military today? What must a military have to be victorious? How does this compare to the necessities of the Civil War?

Essay Topic 3

Former slaves joined with the Union army.

Part 1) Why might the slaves have joined the Union army? How were they treated? Why were they treated in this way? What does this reveal and/or reinforce about the northern sentiment regarding slaves?

Part 2) How might the slaves have been beneficial to the Union regiments? How could these slaves help the Union army beat the Confederacy?

Part 3) How has our country throughout its history been a safe haven for the needy? Why has it been a place of refuge? How has this influenced American society and helped America become what it is today?

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