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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. How did Washington feel about the "spirit of the party" politics?
(a) Washington did not make any comments regarding parties.
(b) Washington disagreed with parties.
(c) Washington took a neutral stance when discussing political parties.
(d) Washington believed parties were good to represent all people.

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

5. 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.

6. What city did Washington ask his cabinet to meet?
(a) Germantown.
(b) Newburg.
(c) Annapolis.
(d) Mount Vernon.

7. What did the Treaty of Alliance commit the U.S. to protect?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) All French ships.
(c) The French West Indies.
(d) French settlements in South America.

8. What group did the Indians hate the most in 1783?
(a) The French.
(b) The United States.
(c) Spanish Louisiana.
(d) British Canada.

9. What injury did Washington receive when thrown from his horse going to Mount Vernon?
(a) A "wrench" in his back.
(b) A broken hand.
(c) A head injury.
(d) A broken leg.

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

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

12. Which country was nearing a revolution that might cause some foreign affairs issues?
(a) Germany.
(b) France.
(c) British Canada.
(d) Italy.

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

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

15. Washington was elected by the electoral college on February 4, 1789. On what day did Washington receive formal notification of his election?
(a) February 14, 1789.
(b) March 14, 1789.
(c) April 14, 1789.
(d) May 14, 1789.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Washington left New York in 1783, where did he go?

2. Who did Washington hire as a secretary?

3. What disease plagued Philadelphia in August 1793?

4. Who distrusted Washington and was suspicious of Philadelphia society?

5. The delegates argued not only during debates, but also argued over what?

(see the answer keys)

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