Ulysses S. Grant: West Point & the Mexican-American War


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Young Hiram Grant grew up in the Midwest and worked mainly with his father assisting him in what profession?

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1. On Hiram Grant's application for enrollment into West Point his name was incorrectly listed as _____.

2. Ulysses did not receive an extensive education in Ohio so he struggled academically at West Point before distinguishing himself with his _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ulysses S. Grant was famous for his military service. Test what you know about him by answering questions on key subjects such as the profession he helped his father with and the incorrect way his name was written on his West Point application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • Grant's challenges at West Point
  • His position in the Mexican-American War
  • The future president he served under during the war

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Ulysses S. Grant and his service in the military
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role he served during the Mexican-American War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way his name was written on his West Point application and the job he helped his father with when he was young

Additional Learning

For more on this famed military man, you can review the accompanying lesson titled Ulysses S. Grant: West Point & the Mexican-American War. Some of the topics you'll be studying are listed below:

  • Grant's early life
  • His time at the United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Grant's participation in two battles during the Mexican-American War
  • The Civil War meeting between Grant and General Robert E. Lee