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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who was Charles Lee?
(a) An attorney.
(b) A merchant.
(c) A British military officer.
(d) A British immigrant and military genius.

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

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

5. What did Washington enjoy reading?
(a) Horse and buggy manuals.
(b) Fiction novels.
(c) Non-fiction novels.
(d) Agricultural manuals.

6. Who was installed as the British officer in charge of American forces in 1754?
(a) King George III.
(b) Lord Cornwallis.
(c) Lord Loundoun.
(d) General Edward Braddock.

7. What did Congress request regarding supplies for the Continental Army?
(a) The supplies could only be purchased from Italy.
(b) The supplies could only be purchased from France.
(c) States supply their own regiments.
(d) States pay Congress for supplies.

8. What method of death was ordered for spies?
(a) Spies were drowned.
(b) Spies were shot.
(c) Spies were hung.
(d) Spies were dragged.

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

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

11. How many children did Washington and his wife have together?
(a) Two child.
(b) One child.
(c) Three child.
(d) No children.

12. Who realized that " Washington's magic was still so great that Congress would not vote to discharge him"?
(a) Mifflin.
(b) Gates.
(c) Cornwallis.
(d) Conway.

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

14. Washington believed he was cheated out of a victory at the Battle of Monmouth by which person?
(a) General Lee.
(b) General Howe.
(c) Thomas Conway.
(d) Lord Cornwallis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Washington send as an envoy to France?

2. What was George Washington's most prominent relative's occupation?

3. When did Washington receive a draft of the Declaration of Independence?

4. What art did George Washington learn as a teenager?

5. Which body of water did the British ships carry troops?

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