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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Washington's main reason for seeking retirement?
(a) Fear of being killed.
(b) Low public opinion.
(c) Fear of anarchy.
(d) Loss of mental power.

2. Who wrote "the tree of liberty had to be watered by human blood"?
(a) John Adams.
(b) George Washington.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

3. Which state was 15 times more populous than Delaware?
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Virginia.
(c) New York.
(d) Maryland.

4. How did the people feel that Washington was living?
(a) About the same as many people.
(b) A little below most of the people.
(c) Better than most of the people.
(d) Too extravagantly.

5. What did the letter that Pickering gave Washington reveal?
(a) Wolcott was a traitor.
(b) Bradford was a traitor.
(c) Randolph was a traitor.
(d) Hamilton was a traitor.

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

7. How many French warships appeared in the New York Harbor in 1793?
(a) Five warships.
(b) Three warships.
(c) Fifteen warships.
(d) Ten warships.

8. What did the convention scrap after five days of meeting?
(a) The Articles of Confederation.
(b) The new peace treaty.
(c) The Continental Army.
(d) The Constitution.

9. What time was dinner usually served at Mount Vernon?
(a) 2:00 p.m.
(b) 1:00 p.m.
(c) Noon.
(d) 11 a.m.

10. Who helped prepare Washington's farewell address?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) James Madison.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

11. What was the name of the group founded by supporters of Genet?
(a) The French Democratic Society.
(b) Pennsylvanians for Genet Society.
(c) Pennsylvania Democratic Society.
(d) Delaware Republican Society.

12. Who led the Federalists to put pressure on Washington calm Congress down?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Jay.
(d) James Madison.

13. What city's newspaper did Washington release his farewell address?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Annapolis.
(c) Charleston.
(d) New York.

14. Whose resignation did Washington receive on July 31, 1793?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) John Jay.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Henry Knox.

15. Who sat in the reserved seat to the right of Martha Washington at her tea parties?
(a) Abigail Adams.
(b) George Washington.
(c) The wife of John Jay.
(d) The mayor of Philadelphia's wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What state did the Whiskey rebellion take place?

2. What did the Treaty of Alliance commit the U.S. to protect?

3. Who worked out a code with Jefferson to communicate secretly with the leaders of the opposition?

4. What disease plagued the area around Mount Vernon in 1793?

5. How many pounds of sterling did Washington loose during the war?

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