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Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S Grant game quiz
"A quiz on Civil War hero and the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What was Grant's first name at birth?
    Ulysses
    Albert
    Samuel
    Hiram


2. Which of the following was not a trait of Grant?
    loved dirty jokes
    couldn't stand the sight of animal blood
    migrane headaches
    superstitious


3. Grant's great grandfather Noah was killed in action during which conflict?
    French and Indian War
    Swedish-Russian War
    American Revolutionary War
    War of Jenkins' Ear


4. Grant was the first US president who had both parents alive at the time he took office.
    True
    False


5. What famous singer is believed to be a first cousin, three times removed of Grant?
    Cass Elliott
    Frank Sinatra
    Judy Garland
    Rosemary Clooney


6. Grant's son Ulysses Jr. ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate in what state?
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    California
    New York


7. Grant graduated from West Point in what year?
    1845
    1841
    1843
    1844


8. In what city did Grant marry Julia Dent?
    Galena
    New York City
    St. Louis
    Chicago


9. Grant received national attention during the Civil War when forces under his command captured which Tennessee fort?
    Fort Pillow
    Fort Donelson
    Fort Sanders
    Fort Byington


10. When was Grant named commander of all Union forces?
    March 1864
    December 1863
    July 1863
    September 1863


11. Who was Grant's opponent in the presidential election of 1868?
    Horace Greeley
    Winfield Scott Hancock
    Thomas Hendricks
    Horatio Seymour


12. Three former Confederate states were excluded from the 1868 election. Which of the states below was NOT one of those three states?
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Texas
    Virginia


13. Grant's first secretary of state only served 11 days before he resigned to become minister to France. Who was he?
    Elihu Washburne
    William Belknap
    Hamilton Fish
    Edwards Pierrepont


14. The father of which future US President served as war secretary and attorney general in the Grant administration?
    Warren Harding
    Theodore Roosevelt
    William Howard Taft
    William McKinley


15. The Credit Mobiler scandal, which took place during the Grant administration, involved the skimming of profits from the federal construction funds for what railroad?
    Union Pacific
    Baltimore & Ohio
    Atkinson, Topeka & Santa Fe
    Illinois Central


16. The Great Chicago Fire took place during the Grant administration. What year did the fire happen?
    1869
    1871
    1873
    1875


17. What was the only state that joined the union during the Grant administration?
    Colorado
    Nevada
    Utah
    Nebraska


18. Grant appointed four men to the US Supreme Court during his two terms. Which of them was appointed chief justice?
    Morrison Waite
    Joseph Bradley
    William Strong
    Ward Hunt


19. Who was the partner in the brokerage firm with Grant's son that went bankrupt in 1884, leaving the former president almost penniless.
    Fordyce Barker
    John Russell Young
    John Douglas
    Ferdinand Ward


20. Who was the sponsor of Grant's memoirs?
    P.T. Barnum
    William Vanderbilt
    Mark Twain
    Andrew Carnegie


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