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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) New York City.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Trenton.

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

3. What disease plagued Philadelphia in August 1793?
(a) Hepatitis.
(b) Yellow fever.
(c) Scarlet fever.
(d) Bubonic plague.

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Who replaced Henry Knox as Secretary of War?
(a) Timothy Pickering.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Oliver Wolcott Jr.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

13. Who became the new Attorney General after the death of William Bradford?
(a) Thomas Chase.
(b) Charles Lee.
(c) James McHenry.
(d) Oliver Ellsworth.

14. Who did Washington appoint as Secretary of War?
(a) Henry Knox.
(b) John Jay.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Alexander Hamilton.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which state boycotted the convention?

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

3. Who reported to the British government that the U.S. would agree to a "watered down" neutrality?

4. Who was seen as Washington's only rival in leadership at the convention?

5. What did the Secretary of Treasury urge Congress to charter?

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