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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What city were the Hessian soldiers encamped in 1777?
(a) Yorktown.
(b) Trenton.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) Philadelphia.

2. To whom did Washington sell his extra produce?
(a) Merchants in Philadelphia.
(b) The British.
(c) Oliver Evans.
(d) Merchants in Alexandria.

3. Who planned on hiring German or Russian soldiers to supplement British troops in Massachusetts?
(a) George Washington.
(b) King George III.
(c) Major General John Sullivan.
(d) King George IV.

4. What river did Washington's horse fall into after the bridge gave way?
(a) Hudson River.
(b) Potomac River.
(c) East River.
(d) Housatonic River.

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

6. What was Washington's estate known as?
(a) Mount Washington.
(b) Washington Estates.
(c) Mount Vernon.
(d) Washington Acres.

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

8. When did Washington receive a draft of the Declaration of Independence?
(a) July 4, 1776.
(b) July 6, 1775.
(c) July 6, 1776.
(d) July 4, 1775.

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

10. What did Washington live in fear of daily?
(a) Mutiny.
(b) Martha would leave him.
(c) Death.
(d) Terminal illness.

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

12. Who betrayed Washington's friendship at a retreat in New Jersey?
(a) Joseph Reed.
(b) John Andre.
(c) John Sullivan.
(d) Benedict Arnold.

13. How did Washington's wife react to Washington's new role as head of the Continental Army?
(a) Told George's mother and she stopped him from fighting.
(b) Told George that he was on his own.
(c) Was upset and reluctantly supported Washington.
(d) United with Washington to help the revolutionary effort.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the greatest combat general in the war according to Washington?

2. What cash crop did Washington rely on for the most profit?

3. Who was Thomas Mifflin?

4. Who did Washington marry?

5. Where did d'Estaing spend the winter of 1779?

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