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James Thomas Flexner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1755, which general enlisted Washington to navigate a path in the Ohio Valley?
(a) Edward Braddock.
(b) Anthony Wayne.
(c) Robert Lee.
(d) Horatio Gates.

2. When Washington returned to New York City, what did the British do?
(a) The British retreated.
(b) The British surrendered.
(c) The British launched a suprise attack.
(d) The British openly attacked the Continental Army.

3. What river did Washington's horse fall into after the bridge gave way?
(a) Hudson River.
(b) East River.
(c) Potomac River.
(d) Housatonic River.

4. What did Congress request regarding supplies for the Continental Army?
(a) States pay Congress for supplies.
(b) States supply their own regiments.
(c) The supplies could only be purchased from France.
(d) The supplies could only be purchased from Italy.

5. What state was George Washington born?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Pennsylvania.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Delaware.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was in charge of the British forces in Germantown?

2. What was George Washington's most prominent relative's occupation?

3. What was the name of the movement to take Washington out of power?

4. Which body of water did the British ships carry troops?

5. Who was Thomas Mifflin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Edmund Randolph's background and qualifications for Washington's cabinet.

2. Describe William Maclay's feelings on George Washington.

3. Why did George Washington dislike Thomas Conway?

4. How did Randolph react after returning to the President's room after reading the letter stating that Randolph was a traitor?

5. Why didn't Washington appoint Monroe as envoy to France in 1796?

6. Why did General John Forbes dislike George Washington?

7. Describe Hamilton's role in helping Washington write his farewell speech.

8. Describe what George Washington was by birth and training according to Flexner.

9. Why did Washington struggle placing Arnold at West Point?

10. Explain Washington's crossing of the Delaware River in 1777.

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