Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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. How many children did Washington and his wife have together?

2. What year did the Second Continental Congress meet?

3. After returning to Mount Vernon, what did Flexner state Washington invested his time in?

4. Which command did Washington allow to become semi-autonomous?

5. How many times was George Washington's father married?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Washington's visit to Annapolis in December of 1783.

2. How did Benedict Arnold attempt to impress his love, Peggy Shipman?

3. Describe the role of Gouverneur Morris in 1791.

4. What was Washington's cabinets reaction to rescinding the Provision Order?

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

6. How did Martha Washington support her husband?

7. Why was Jefferson concerned about President Washington's trip to the southern states?

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

9. How did Washington visualize the economy?

10. How did George Washington fortify the area of Dorchester Neck?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Washington and the colonists began feeling that the British taxes and acts became oppressive. They felt that the rights they had were taken away.

Part 1) Discuss the events that made the Washington and the colonists feel oppressed.

Part 2) Explain how the colonists reacted to the specific acts and taxes passed by the British Parliament.

Part 3) Discuss Washington's reaction to the way the colonists responded to the tea tax in Boston.

Essay Topic 2

Washington displayed strong leadership throughout his life. During Washington's childhood, through his military career, and even into Washington's presidency, he displayed leadership characteristics. Select three leadership characteristics Washington possessed and address the following:

Part 1) How did Washington develop each leadership characteristic?

Part 2) Provide an example in which Washington uses the characteristic.

Part 3) Did the development of these leadership characteristics help Washington as President?

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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