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

2. Which city became the temporary capitol of the United States?
(a) Alexandria.
(b) New York City.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Boston.

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

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

5. How many pounds of sterling did Washington loose during the war?
(a) 5,000 pounds.
(b) 10,000 pounds.
(c) 25,000 pounds.
(d) 15,000 pounds.

6. Which two people denounced the Neutrality Proclamation in writing?
(a) Jefferson and Hamilton.
(b) Monroe and Hamilton.
(c) Jefferson and Madison.
(d) Madison and Monroe.

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

8. Which two states chartered the Potomac Canal Company?
(a) Maryland and Virginia.
(b) Delaware and Pennsylvania.
(c) Delaware and Maryland.
(d) Virginia and Pennsylvania.

9. After finding out his new estate manager was ill, Washington traveled to Mount Vernon for how many days?
(a) 3 days.
(b) 10 days.
(c) 5 days.
(d) 14 days.

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

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

12. When did word of a European country's revolution reach the U.S.?
(a) December 1792.
(b) June 1776.
(c) June 1792.
(d) December 1776.

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

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

15. Who fought Washington on the idea of establishing a long-term army?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) John Adams.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Alexander Hamilton.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jefferson study while in Europe?

2. What group did the Indians hate the most in 1783?

3. What did the letter that Pickering gave Washington reveal?

4. Who helped prepare Washington's farewell address?

5. Who did Washington hire as a secretary?

(see the answer keys)

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