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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. On May 22, Grant issued orders that scouts be sent out in search of what?
2. Grant noted that when the ladies learned the truth about the condition of the Confederate Army and that the Union had the upper hand, they began to cry. Besides being upset, why did they cry?
3. In Chapter 40, Grant arrived in __________ and was sent on to Louisville, where he met Secretary of War Stanton.
4. In Chapter 52, Grant detailed the battle at the Courthouse at _______________. Grant sent a letter to Major-General Halleck, Chief of Staff of the Army in Washington, outlining the casualties which he said probably approached twenty thousand Union troops and included eleven generals.
5. Grant traveled to _______________ where he met with Rosecrans, another commander who had troops in serious distress at Chattanooga.
Short Essay Questions
1. Grant said it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he did not want to do so until "the victory is assured." What does this reinforce about Grant's personality?
2. Grant tells a story about Confederate Commander Bragg. Why does he tell this story?
3. How did the march to the sea begin? Why is this important?
4. What did Grant's new plan for moving the troops in tandem become?
5. Describe Grant and Lee at the end of the war. What does this reveal about each man?
6. What does Grant note about both the battle at Cold Harbor and Vicksburg? Why does he say this?
7. What significant event happened soon after Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General of the Union Army? How was this significant?
8. One day, Grant and other officers were within shooting range of Confederate soldiers. Did the soldiers shoot at them? Why or why not?
9. When Lee's troops were discovered, what was learned about Lee and his men?
10. What did Grant think about this new campaign involving all the troops? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
After the fall of Atlanta, the Army of the Potomac began the campaign that would lead to the fall of the Confederate capital.
Part 1) Describe the fall of Atlanta. What tactics were used? What was Grant's opinion of this attack on Atlanta? Why might he have felt this way?
Part 2) Describe the campaign that led to the fall of the Confederate capital. Who organized this campaign? What role did Grant play in this campaign? How did this campaign lead to the fall of the Confederate capital?
Part 3) How significant was the fall of the Confederate capital? Explain. How different might the war have ended, if the Confederate capital had not fallen at this point? Use information from this book to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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