Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After Washington left New York in 1783, where did he go?
(a) Annapolis.
(b) Trenton.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Newburgh.

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

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

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

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

7. How did Washington feel when it came to foreign issues?
(a) He thought it was important to stay neutral.
(b) He paid another country to get involved for us.
(c) He sided with the French.
(d) He sided with Britain.

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

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

10. What city was near the "fall line" of navigable rivers?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Trenton.
(c) New York City.
(d) Alexandria.

11. Who worked out a code with Jefferson to communicate secretly with the leaders of the opposition?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) James Madison.
(d) James Monroe.

12. From which country did Washington obtain a mule as a gift?
(a) Spain.
(b) Italy.
(c) France.
(d) Germany.

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

14. Who was noted as being an "Anglophobe"?
(a) John Adams.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) James Madison.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was opposed to the idea of "discrimination" with regard to finances?

2. Who was Monroe's house guest who was also known as a "radical" American citizen?

3. Which city became the temporary capitol of the United States?

4. Which area of the U.S. did Washington tour in April of 1791?

5. What was Washington's favorite "charity"?

(see the answer keys)

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