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 the Confederate losses were bound to be higher and outlined his plans to do what?

2. 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.

3. In Chapter 67, Grant described the peace negotiations at ________________ and the terms of surrender that came from that meeting.

4. In Chapter 58, Grant described additional advances with Sheridan's troops and his victory at the ______________.

5. In Chapter 61, Grant detailed the events leading up to the attempts to rout the Confederates from Fort _____________, located near Wilmington.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Grant was ordered to San Francisco.

Part 1) What was Grant's attitude regarding himself and the city of San Francisco? Why did he feel this way? How was his opinion of himself and his opinion of San Francisco changed after moving to there? How was he affected by these changes?

Part 2) Why might the people of San Francisco treat him they way they did? What does this reveal about the citizens of San Francisco? How was Grant treated by others throughout his life? How does this treatment compare to the treatment he received in San Francisco?

Part 3) Describe a time in which you were treated differently than you had expected to be treated. What was your reaction to this? How did this affect you?

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, 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?

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