Ulysses S. Grant Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was the 18th President of the United States?
A: Ulysses S. Grant
Who was Grant’s vice president?
A: Schuyler Colfax.
Who was President immediately preceding Grant?
A: Andrew Johnson.
Who succeeded President Grant?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.
What was Grant’s birth name?
A: Hiram Ulysses Grant.
In 1865, as commanding general, Grant led the Union Armies
A: Victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
He then implemented what?
A: Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson.
Twice elected president, Grant led the
Republicans in their
effort to remove the vestiges of what?
A: Confederate nationalism and slavery.
When did Grant graduate from the United States
Academy at West Point?
A: In 1843.
When the Civil War began in 1861, what did Grant do?
A: He rejoined the U.S. Army.
In 1862, Grant took control of Kentucky and most of
Tennessee, and led Union forces to victory in what battle?
A: The Battle of Shiloh.
Grant earned a reputation as a what?
A: An aggressive commander.
Who did Grant incorporate into the Union war effort?
A: Displaced African American slaves.
After a series of coordinated battles in July 1863, what
did Grant do?
A: He defeated the Confederate armies and seized Vicksburg.
After Grant’s victory in the Chattanooga Campaign,
President Abraham Lincoln promoted him to what?
A: Lieutenant general and commander of all the Union Armies.
Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of what?
A: Bloody battles in 1864, trapping Lee's army at Petersburg, Virginia.
After the Civil War, what did Grant do?
A: He led the Army's supervision of Reconstruction in the former Confederate states.
Grant stabilized the nation during what?
A: The turbulent Reconstruction period.
He enforced civil and voting rights laws, and prosecuted
the first what?
A: Ku Klux Klan.
Throughout his presidency, Grant faced Congressional
investigations into what?
A: Federal corruption, including bribery charges against two of his Cabinet members.
Grant's economic policy sought to pursue a strong dollar,
including implementation of a what?
A: Gold standard.
Leaving office in 1877, Grant embarked on a widely praised
A: World tour lasting over two years.
In 1880 Grant was unsuccessful at obtaining a what?
A: Third-term Republican nomination.
Destitute, Grant completed his memoirs while dying of what?
A: Throat cancer.