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Trivia Quiz - Ulysses S. Grant: 18th U.S. President

What do you know about Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President.

Quiz Number: 3172
Date Submitted: August 08, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, American Civil War, World Leaders
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 55.5 percent
Times Taken: 353 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: Ulysses S Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant 18th U.S. President
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1. Liutenant Ulysses S. Grant served in the Mexican-American War under what eventual U.S. President?
  A.   James Buchanan
  B.   Franklin Pierce
  C.   Millard Fillmore
  D.   Zachary Taylor

2. Among his Army colleagues, Grant's nickname was:
  A.   Rex
  B.   Sam
  C.   Grandy
  D.   Stan

3. In what year did President Lincoln appoint Ulysses Grant General-in-Chief of all U.S. Armies?
  A.   1861
  B.   1862
  C.   1863
  D.   1864

4. General Robert E. Lee surrendured his Confederate army over to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in 1865. In which state did this take place?
  A.   Virginia
  B.   Maryland
  C.   North Carolina
  D.   West Virginia

5. The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1870 during Grant's presidency. What did this amendment provide?
  A.   citizenship for freed slaves
  B.   voting rights for blacks
  C.   freed the slaves
  D.   voting rights for women

6. President Grant vetoed the Inflation Bill in 1874, promting many to credit him with reducing the aftermath of what?
  A.   Black Friday
  B.   The Whiskey Ring of 1875
  C.   The Panic of 1873
  D.   The Sanborn Incident

7. What Carribean island did President Grant propose to annex?
  A.   Cuba
  B.   Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic)
  C.   Saint Lucia
  D.   Barbados

8. What state was admitted to the Union during President Grant's administration?
  A.   Iowa
  B.   Nebraska
  C.   Colorado
  D.   Kansas

9. In 1879, former President Grant was asked arbitrate a debate between China and Japan regarding the ownership of what land?
  A.   Sakishima Islands
  B.   Miyako Islands
  C.   Hong Kong
  D.   Ryukyu Islands

10. After his retirement, President Grant was diagnosed with throat cancer. What did he spend his final days doing?
  A.   writing his memoirs
  B.   feeding the homeless
  C.   overseeing the construction of a church
  D.   raising horses®   

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