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

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

During the Revolutionary War period, Thomas Paine wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls." Explain how the times tried the soul of George Washington. What brought him to the depths of despair? What motivated him? What role did he think he had in bringing the American citizens through such desperate times? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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