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

2. What was Washington's defense against melancholy?
(a) Sitting at his desk.
(b) Coffee with friends.
(c) Relaxing.
(d) Movement.

3. What did Jefferson study while in Europe?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Law.
(c) Art.
(d) Music.

4. Whose resignation did Washington receive on July 31, 1793?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Henry Knox.
(c) John Jay.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

5. What was the name of the group founded by supporters of Genet?
(a) Pennsylvania Democratic Society.
(b) Delaware Republican Society.
(c) Pennsylvanians for Genet Society.
(d) The French Democratic Society.

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

7. Who was opposed to the idea of "discrimination" with regard to finances?
(a) James Madison.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Alexander Hamilton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many French warships appeared in the New York Harbor in 1793?

2. Why did Washington have surgery in 1789?

3. What disease plagued the area around Mount Vernon in 1793?

4. How many miles did Washington keep travel after leaving Philadelphia?

5. How did Washington feel about Mount Vernon after serving eight years as President?

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