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

2. When Washington was named head of the Continental Army, how did he feel?
(a) Unprepared.
(b) Prepared.
(c) Happy.
(d) Ready to fight.

3. Who did Washington marry?
(a) Martha Dandridge Custis.
(b) Mary Dandridge Custis.
(c) Betsy Ross.
(d) Sally Fairfax.

4. After the British raiders attacked the legislature, where did Thomas Jefferson flee?
(a) His cabin.
(b) The river.
(c) The nearest horse.
(d) The mountains.

5. Which body of water did the British ships carry troops?
(a) Lake Erie.
(b) Lake Champlain.
(c) Lake Ontario.
(d) Hudson Bay.

6. When Washington was six, his family moved to which city?
(a) Fredericksburg.
(b) Mount Vernon.
(c) Boston.
(d) Pope's Creek.

7. Washington's secret attack strategy was similar to which group?
(a) The Indians.
(b) The British.
(c) The Germans.
(d) The French.

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

9. Who objected to Washington's participation in military activities?
(a) Mary Ball Washington.
(b) Lord Fairfax.
(c) Sally Fairfax.
(d) George Fairfax.

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

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

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

13. What state was George Washington born?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Pennsylvania.
(c) Delaware.
(d) Virginia.

14. In 1755, which general enlisted Washington to navigate a path in the Ohio Valley?
(a) Anthony Wayne.
(b) Edward Braddock.
(c) Robert Lee.
(d) Horatio Gates.

15. How many men made up the British army that occupied Germantown?
(a) 5,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 3,000.
(d) 1,000.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What happened to Washington when he rode towards the enemy?

4. Who betrayed Washington's friendship at a retreat in New Jersey?

5. What did Congress request regarding supplies for the Continental Army?

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