Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | 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. Which city's merchants established a paper money system that would not depreciate?

2. Where did Washington buy his best clothes?

3. What did Congress request regarding supplies for the Continental Army?

4. What did Washington enjoy reading?

5. What neighborhood did Rochambeau's army move to in July 1781?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Martha Washington support her husband?

2. Who was General Nathanael Green?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe George Washington's childhood home.

10. What was the British response after the Battle of Monmouth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jefferson and Hamilton didn't have the same ideas on a lot of issues. Washington was often caught in the middle, as both men were trusted advisers. Discuss the issues that kept Jefferson and Hamilton from unification.

Essay Topic 2

Washington's army was aided by the French on more than one occasion. Flexner hinted to some disagreement and ill feelings between Washington and some of the French officers. For each of the people listed, discuss their relationship with Washington. What were their feelings towards one another? How did their relationship affect the outcome of working together?

1) Colonel Duportail

2) Thomas Conway

3) Lafayette

Essay Topic 3

Washington becomes the first President of the United States by a unanimous vote of the electoral college.

Part 1) What was the purpose of the electoral college?

Part 2) How did Washington spend his time while waiting for the confirmation of the election results?

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