Washington, the Indispensable Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote Washington begging him to stay in office?

2. Who was surprised that Washington ratified the Jay Treaty?

3. Whose resignation did Washington receive on July 31, 1793?

4. What group did the Indians hate the most in 1783?

5. What was in the worst shape in Mount Vernon?

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 retired several times from public service. After leaving the Presidency, Washington felt that would be the last time he retired. After the fallout over the agents XYZ, John Adams called Washington out of retirement. It is suggested by Flexner on several occasions that Adams was jealous of Washington.

Part 1) Analyze Washington and Adams relationship. Did they get along? What did they have in common? How did they treat one another?

Part 2) Explain reasons for Adams being jealous of Washington and how it affects their relationship.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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