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James Thomas Flexner
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which group was the main concern as Lt. Dinwiddie led the "Ohio Company" to the north?
(a) French.
(b) Germany.
(c) Indians.
(d) British.

2. Which command did Washington allow to become semi-autonomous?
(a) Southern.
(b) Eastern.
(c) Western.
(d) Northern.

3. In what city was the main British base in New Jersey?
(a) Morristown.
(b) Brunswick.
(c) Princeton.
(d) Trenton.

4. What year did the First Continental Congress meet?
(a) 1774.
(b) 1776.
(c) 1773.
(d) 1775.

5. What art did George Washington learn as a teenager?
(a) Painting.
(b) Singing.
(c) Fighting.
(d) Surveying.

6. What name was given to Washington's most effective spies?
(a) Tory girls.
(b) Guerilla fighters
(c) Washerwomen.
(d) Dryermen

7. How many years did Washington want military tours of duty to be?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 3 years.
(d) 2 years.

8. Where did Washington believe the war would be won?
(a) In Philadelphia.
(b) On the battlefield.
(c) In the minds of the people.
(d) In Boston.

9. Which person surprised the British at Stony Point?
(a) Thomas Conway.
(b) General Washington.
(c) General Anthony Wayne.
(d) Lord Cornwallis.

10. Who was Joseph Reed?
(a) An attorney.
(b) A British military officer.
(c) A merchant.
(d) A British immigrant and military genius.

11. Who was Thomas Mifflin?
(a) A merchant.
(b) An attorney.
(c) A British military officer.
(d) A British immigrant and military genius.

12. Who covered his face in fear that Washington had been killed?
(a) General Howe.
(b) Colonel Richard Fitzgerald.
(c) Lord Cornwallis.
(d) General Greene.

13. How many times was George Washington's father married?
(a) 2 times.
(b) 3 times.
(c) 1 time.
(d) 2 times.

14. What was George Washington's most prominent relative's occupation?
(a) Blacksmith.
(b) Cobbler.
(c) War general.
(d) Sea trader.

15. Who was in charge of the British forces in Germantown?
(a) Lord Cornwallis.
(b) General Greene.
(c) General Howe.
(d) Thomas Conway.

Short Answer Questions

1. After returning to Mount Vernon, what did Flexner state Washington invested his time in?

2. To whom did Washington sell his extra produce?

3. What was the name of the movement to take Washington out of power?

4. What did the American colonists throw overboard into the Boston Harbor?

5. Where did Washington get his reading material?

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