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

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

3. What city did George Washington and Count de Rochambeau meet in on September 20, 1780?
(a) Trenton.
(b) New York.
(c) Providence.
(d) Hartford.

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

5. Who did Washington receive fatherly advice from?
(a) Thomas.
(b) William.
(c) John.
(d) Lawrence.

6. What state did Cornwallis "rage through like an invincible lion"?
(a) New York.
(b) Virginia.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) North Carolina.

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

8. On September 15th, what key area did the British gain control?
(a) New York City.
(b) The Long Island shore.
(c) Manhattan.
(d) Philadelphia.

9. After returning to Mount Vernon, what did Flexner state Washington invested his time in?
(a) He farmed.
(b) He bred cows and horses.
(c) He bred rabbits.
(d) He bred horses and hound dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times was George Washington's father married?

2. Where did Washington believe the war would be won?

3. After the Battle of Monmouth, which state did the British retreat behind their fortifications?

4. After the British raiders attacked the legislature, where did Thomas Jefferson flee?

5. Which city's merchants established a paper money system that would not depreciate?

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