Washington: A Life Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. As the war raged on in the South, Washington continued to push for a siege of __________________.

2. In late 1786, Washington learned that he would represent _________________ at a convention.

3. What was the name of the treaty John Jay reached with the British that angered the American people?

4. Which of the following was NOT an issue Washington tended to during most of 1782?

5. In the Spring of 1780, Cornwallis and Clinton took a flotilla to ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Society of the Cincinnati?

2. What image of himself did Washington still harbor which involved the perception of prosperity at Mount Vernon?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. What traditions did Washington create as new President and why were they important to him?

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

10. What did Washington do to improve his finances when he was struggling with his financial situation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Create a brief character study of John Adams. 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

Explain the impact that Washington's childhood had on him as an adult. What did it mean to be the son of a prominent man in 18th century Virginia? What impact did his father's death have on Washington? What stigmas did Washington live with for his entire life?

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