Washington: A Life Test | Final Test - Hard

Ron Chernow
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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 person close to Washington died at the end of the Revolutionary War?

2. The rebellions in the state in #127 made it clear that the _______________________ needed to be written.

3. What was the state of Mount Vernon when Washington returned from war?

4. What part of the country was chosen as the permanent area for the capital?

5. Washington and his men spent the Winter of 1779 in which New Jersey town?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How did Washington's actions regarding his slaves not belie his true feelings?

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

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

5. What did Benedict Arnold do that was a betrayal to the new country?

6. Why was the Winter of 1779 similar to the one spent at Valley Forge for Washington and his men?

7. What treachery among his own men did Washington face?

8. What impression about himself was Washington very careful about preserving?

9. For what reason did Washington have to distance himself from the Society of Cincinnati?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which role did Washington feel was his most important during his life? Which role was most gratifying to Washington in his life? Is there something Washington would have liked to do but never had the chance?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of George Washington. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What motivated him throughout his life?

Essay Topic 3

According to the author, even before Washington was a player on the national and international stages, he was known to be a man of unquestionable integrity. Cite some examples in Washington's life that prove this statement. What is Chernow's overall perception of Washington's character?

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