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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. What did Washington think would happen to the government if democratic societies continue to thrive?
(a) The government would get stronger.
(b) The government would get weaker.
(c) The government would remain the same.
(d) The government would be destroyed.

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

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

4. Who was Monroe's house guest who was also known as a "radical" American citizen?
(a) John Sullivan.
(b) John Locke.
(c) Thomas Paine.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

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

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

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

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

9. How did Washington feel about Mount Vernon after serving eight years as President?
(a) Washington believed Mount Vernon was a great place to continue living.
(b) Washington loved Mount Vernon.
(c) Washington felt like a stranger in his own land.
(d) Washington felt that Mount Vernon never changed.

10. What was Washington glad that John Adams didn't want from the presidential mansion?
(a) Curtains.
(b) Fine wines.
(c) Furniture.
(d) Paintings.

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

12. Who did Washington appoint to the position of Attorney General?
(a) Henry Knox.
(b) John Jay.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

13. Who did Washington hire as a secretary?
(a) David Humphreys.
(b) Tobias Lear.
(c) James Rumsey.
(d) John Fitch.

14. What did Washington do with his fork during the tea party?
(a) He played with the fork.
(b) He through the fork at someone.
(c) He ate with the fork.
(d) He dropped the fork on the floor.

15. What British governmental decree permitted the removal of goods from neutral bottoms?
(a) Consolato del Mare.
(b) Provision Order.
(c) Federalist Order.
(d) Neutrality Order.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was appointed to succeed Jefferson as Secretary of State?

2. What city did Washington ask his cabinet to meet?

3. What was the name of the group founded by supporters of Genet?

4. What did Jefferson study while in Europe?

5. Where did Edmund Charles Genet's warship land?

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