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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. What neighborhood did Rochambeau's army move to in July 1781?
(a) Dobbs Ferry.
(b) Harpers Ferry.
(c) Washington Ferry.
(d) Manhattan Ferry.

2. What document, written by Thomas Paine, renewed patriotic enthusiasm?
(a) U.S. Constitution.
(b) Declaration of Independence.
(c) Rhetoric.
(d) Common Sense.

3. After the Battle of Monmouth, which state did the British retreat behind their fortifications?
(a) New York.
(b) Delaware.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Pennsylvania.

4. Who was Joseph Reed?
(a) A British military officer.
(b) An attorney.
(c) A merchant.
(d) A British immigrant and military genius.

5. Who covered his face in fear that Washington had been killed?
(a) Colonel Richard Fitzgerald.
(b) General Greene.
(c) General Howe.
(d) Lord Cornwallis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What city did Washington travel to to attempt getting more recruits and better fortification of the northern army near Canada?

2. Which city's merchants established a paper money system that would not depreciate?

3. Who was Thomas Mifflin?

4. Which two countries began battling in the United States in 1755?

5. How did the rookie soldiers respond to the leader at the battle at New York City?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name at least four roles Washington filled as a retired general living in Mount Vernon.

2. Why did George Washington dislike Thomas Conway?

3. Describe the future Mrs. Washington's appearance.

4. Describe the Alien Act.

5. What was Washington's favorite military strategy?

6. How did Washington react to various pamphlets that circulated after his retirement?

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

8. Why was it difficult to establish a new government according to Washington?

9. Describe the British troop movement in the days of that led to the arrival of the Declaration of Independence in New York.

10. Describe Washington's feelings on the individual versus societies or parties.

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