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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 wrote Washington begging him to stay in office?
(a) Peggy Shipman.
(b) Eliza Powel.
(c) Martha Washington.
(d) Sally Fairfax.

2. Washington, after praising civilians and soldiers, wrote an angry letter to whom?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

3. Who was responsible for representing Washington's government in Paris?
(a) James Monroe.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

4. Who replaced Henry Knox as Secretary of War?
(a) Timothy Pickering.
(b) Oliver Wolcott Jr.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

5. What city did Washington ask his cabinet to meet?
(a) Mount Vernon.
(b) Newburg.
(c) Annapolis.
(d) Germantown.

6. Who distrusted Washington and was suspicious of Philadelphia society?
(a) Robert Morris.
(b) David Humphreys.
(c) William Maclay.
(d) John Fitch.

7. What disease plagued the area around Mount Vernon in 1793?
(a) Syphilis.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Hepatitis.
(d) Yellow fever.

8. Who was appointed Minister to Holland?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Thomas Pinckney.
(c) Gouverneur Morris
(d) William Short.

9. What did the Secretary of Treasury urge Congress to charter?
(a) A new canal company.
(b) A new blacksmith company.
(c) A new agricultural company.
(d) The Bank of the United States.

10. How long was the published pamphlet that angrily attacked George Washington?
(a) 103 pages.
(b) 50 pages.
(c) 75 pages.
(d) 100 pages.

11. Which state boycotted the convention?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Delaware.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) Rhode Island.

12. Who were people personally upset with concerning the Jay Treaty?
(a) John Jay.
(b) Oliver Wolcott Jr.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

13. Which country did Washington believe the pamphlet "Common Sense" was influenced?
(a) Canada.
(b) France.
(c) Germany.
(d) Britain.

14. Where did Washington send the order to allow Randolph to reveal the plans?
(a) Annapolis.
(b) Philadelphia.
(c) Mount Vernon.
(d) New York.

15. What were Washington's feelings on attending the Constitutional Convention?
(a) He was excited to attend.
(b) He dreaded attending.
(c) He was anxious to attend.
(d) He felt obligated to attend.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Washington choose to begin planning the "Federal city"?

2. Who was noted as being an "Anglophobe"?

3. Which division of American society contained rocky fields with no agricultural aristocracy?

4. What city was near the "fall line" of navigable rivers?

5. What was in the worst shape in Mount Vernon?

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