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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. On what day in 1783 did Washington arrive in Mount Vernon?
(a) His birthday.
(b) Christmas Eve.
(c) New Years Day.
(d) Christmas Day.

2. Which area of the U.S. did Washington tour in April of 1791?
(a) Middle colonies.
(b) The South.
(c) The frontier.
(d) New England.

3. Who became one of Washington's financial advisers?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

4. Which division of American society contained rocky fields with no agricultural aristocracy?
(a) The Frontier.
(b) Middle colonies.
(c) The South.
(d) New England.

5. What state did the Whiskey rebellion take place?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) New York.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Virginia.

6. What was Washington's defense against melancholy?
(a) Movement.
(b) Relaxing.
(c) Sitting at his desk.
(d) Coffee with friends.

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

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

9. Who did Washington choose to begin planning the "Federal city"?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Lafayette.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

10. How many miles did Washington keep travel after leaving Philadelphia?
(a) 2,000 miles.
(b) 1,500 miles.
(c) 1,887 miles.
(d) 1,777 miles.

11. Who was surprised that Washington ratified the Jay Treaty?
(a) Hamilton.
(b) Randolph.
(c) Wolcott.
(d) Bradford.

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

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

14. What did the British say they would do once the peace treaty was signed?
(a) Attack New York.
(b) Leave Philadelphia.
(c) Evacuate New York.
(d) Attack Trenton.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Washington hire as a secretary?

2. Washington was elected by the electoral college on February 4, 1789. On what day did Washington receive formal notification of his election?

3. How long was the published pamphlet that angrily attacked George Washington?

4. What injury did Washington receive when thrown from his horse going to Mount Vernon?

5. What were Washington's feelings on attending the Constitutional Convention?

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