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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Washington leave in charge at the battle at New York City?
(a) Brigadier General Thomas Conway.
(b) General Howe.
(c) Thomas Mifflin.
(d) Major General John Sullivan.

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

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

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

5. Which country's influx of military leaders burdened Washington?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Italy.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

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

7. Which city's merchants established a paper money system that would not depreciate?
(a) Trenton.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Mount Vernon.

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

9. Who was the greatest combat general in the war according to Washington?
(a) Benedict Arnold.
(b) General Howe.
(c) Thomas Conway.
(d) General John Sullivan.

10. What was the name of the movement to take Washington out of power?
(a) Conway Cabal.
(b) Conway Controversy.
(c) Greene's Gambles.
(d) Down with Washington.

11. What happened to Washington when he rode towards the enemy?
(a) Washington was shot and wounded.
(b) Washington was saved by his aides.
(c) Washington was captured.
(d) Washington fell off his horse.

12. What neighborhood did Rochambeau's army move to in July 1781?
(a) Harpers Ferry.
(b) Washington Ferry.
(c) Dobbs Ferry.
(d) Manhattan Ferry.

13. What document, written by Thomas Paine, renewed patriotic enthusiasm?
(a) Declaration of Independence.
(b) Rhetoric.
(c) U.S. Constitution.
(d) Common Sense.

14. What did the American colonists throw overboard into the Boston Harbor?
(a) Tea.
(b) Whiskey.
(c) Corn.
(d) Tobacco.

15. Who was Horatio Gates?
(a) A merchant.
(b) A British military officer.
(c) A British immigrant and military genius.
(d) An attorney.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Washington enjoy reading?

2. What did Washington warn his troops about as he settled them into their winter quarters?

3. How old was George Washington when his father died?

4. How many children did Washington and his wife have together?

5. On September 15th, what key area did the British gain control?

(see the answer keys)

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