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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. Which general asked Washington to be his aide-de-camp because of Washington's frontier experience?
(a) General Richard Burlingame.
(b) General Frederick N. Burgoyne.
(c) Major General Edward R. Pence.
(d) Major General Edward Braddock.

2. Another decisive defeat of Washington's men by the British took place on Chatterton's Hill as both armies moved to dominate the ______________________.
(a) Olentangy River.
(b) Schenectady River.
(c) Hudson River.
(d) New York River.

3. Which of the following was NOT an issue that Washington battled with Congress over?
(a) The right to choose his own generals.
(b) The need for more soldiers.
(c) The need for more supplies.
(d) The need to change the color of uniforms.

4. Which country enacted the Townshend Acts which placed duties on more goods sold to American colonists?
(a) Spain.
(b) Britain.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

5. In the Fall on 1755, Washington was made supreme commander of all military forces in _______________.
(a) America.
(b) Maryland.
(c) Virginia.
(d) South Carolina.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the farm inherited by Washington's eldest half-brother?

2. When did Washington inherit Mount Vernon?

3. Washington was a distinguished soldier in the _______________________.

4. In 1765, to defray war costs, Parliament enacted the _____________________.

5. Who was George Washington's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the lack of a formal education impact Washington's feelings about himself throughout his life?

2. How was Washington's slave population impacted when he married Martha and how did he view himself as a slave owner?

3. What happened to raise morale among Washington's troops as they struggled to hold New York?

4. What caused Washington to ultimately support a boycott of British goods?

5. Who were George Washington's parents and how many siblings did he have?

6. What was Washington's pattern of wins and defeats in the early stages of the war?

7. Why was the Revolutionary War important for Washington?

8. What financial responsibility did Washington have for his stepchildren for the rest of his life?

9. What impact did Washington's father's death have on his life?

10. How did destiny play a part in Washington's decision to join the army instead of the navy?

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