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James Thomas Flexner
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Washington buy his best clothes?

2. How many well-fed and well-armed men did Washington have at West Point?

3. After the Battle of Monmouth, which state did the British retreat behind their fortifications?

4. Which group was the main concern as Lt. Dinwiddie led the "Ohio Company" to the north?

5. What river did Washington's horse fall into after the bridge gave way?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Fort Le Boeuf.

3. Describe Horatio Gates appearance.

4. What was unique about George Washington versus other officers regarding combat?

5. Describe Cornwallis and Greene's military moves in 1781.

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

7. What was the source of Washington's excitement in July of 1778?

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

9. What were George Washington's feelings about Sally Fairfax?

10. What were Washington's feelings on the Boston Tea Party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Washington was in major need for a victory. Winter was setting in and it was the night before Christmas.

Part 1) Describe the events that transpired as Washington crossed the Delaware River.

Part 2) What were Washington's reasons to attack on Christmas Day?

Part 3) How did the enemy react to the Christmas Day attack? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Washington's cabinet was made up of quality men, whom Washington truly respected. For the cabinet members, discuss their relationship with Washington. Also, discuss one significant issue they helped advise Washington on.

1) Thomas Jefferson

2) John Jay

3) Henry Knox

4) Alexander Hamilton

Essay Topic 3

The social life of a Washington is comparable to the social life of a president today. Compare the social life of Washington with the social life of the current president.

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