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

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

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

4. Which state boycotted the convention?
(a) South Carolina.
(b) Delaware.
(c) Rhode Island.
(d) Maryland.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On what day in 1783 did Washington arrive in Mount Vernon?

3. What were Washington's feelings on attending the Constitutional Convention?

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

5. When did word of a European country's revolution reach the U.S.?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Pierre Charles L'Enfant?

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

3. How did Washington's mother, Mary Bell Washington, feel about her son's duty to his country?

4. How did Washington feel about the leadership role at the convention?

5. What was the Pennsylvania Democratic Society?

6. Why did Alexander Hamilton oppose the idea of "discrimination"?

7. As Washington left for the Constitution Convention in 1788, several hazards remained. Describe the hazards.

8. What was "Washington's Legacy" described in Chapter 23 "Goodbye to War"?

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

10. Why would it have been difficult for Washington to call a special session of Congress?

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