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

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

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

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

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

7. 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) United with Washington to help the revolutionary effort.
(c) Was upset and reluctantly supported Washington.
(d) Told George that he was on his own.

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

9. Which two countries began battling in the United States in 1755?
(a) France and Spain.
(b) England and Spain.
(c) France and England.
(d) Germany and Spain.

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

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

12. Where did Washington get his reading material?
(a) Imported it from Germany.
(b) Imported it from England.
(c) Imported it from Italy.
(d) Imported it from Japan.

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

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

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. Which country's influx of military leaders burdened Washington?

2. When Washington was named head of the Continental Army, how did he feel?

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

4. In December of 1776, Washington's troops crossed which body of water?

5. What city did Washington travel to to attempt getting more recruits and better fortification of the northern army near Canada?

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