Washington: A Life Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Washington learned that Benedict Arnold had been conspiring with the British to capture ____________________.

2. How many years was Washington gone from his home to lead the Revolutionary army?

3. How old was the person in #105 when he/she died in 1781?

4. By what margin did Washington win the presidency of the new country?

5. Valley Forge is located in which state?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply WASHINGTON: A LIFE? What was he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each one.

Essay Topic 2

George Washington was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Washington's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

WASHINGTON: A LIFE is a classic biography. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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