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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. Washington and his army spent the Winter of ________________ in Valley Forge.
(a) 1788.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1777.
(d) 1773.

2. Who did Washington appoint as his Secretary of State?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Henry Knox.
(c) Benjamin Franklin.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

3. Washington was chronically in debt because _______________________.
(a) He was extremely generous to charities.
(b) He lived beyond his means.
(c) He extensively traveled the world.
(d) Martha spent too much on new clothes.

4. Washington learned that Benedict Arnold had been conspiring with the British to capture ____________________.
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) New York.
(c) Washington.
(d) West Point.

5. Washington found himself in the middle of a controversy as the president of the _______________________ when it came out that membership included a hereditary clause.
(a) Republican party.
(b) Society of Cincinnati.
(c) Masons.
(d) Knights of Columbus.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the period following the Revolutionary War, there began a string of rebellions in which state?

2. Washington was involved in the design and construction of the ______________________.

3. What role did Washington accept at the convention in #129?

4. Washington had to borrow _________________ to attend his own inauguration as First President of the United States.

5. To deal with his discomfort with strangers, Washington confined social meetings to a weekly ________________ he would hold in his home each Tuesday.

Short Essay Questions

1. Although they remained friends after the war, what point did Washington and Lafayette disagree on?

2. How did Washington manage through his discomfort of having to associate with strangers as President?

3. What personal health and family trauma affected Washington soon after he took office?

4. What was the Society of the Cincinnati?

5. What was the condition of Mount Vernon upon Washington's return from war?

6. Why was Washington so disgruntled with some of the people he and his soldiers were fighting for?

7. What were some things that Washington did that made people think he was trying to establish a monarchy in America?

8. In addition to preserving his war papers, what else did Washington do to preserve his image for future generations?

9. When did Washington leave the office of President and return to Mount Vernon as a private citizen?

10. What did General Charles Lee do that put Washington's men into the heat of battle and for which Lee later faced a court martial?

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