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. Washington found himself __________________ by the poor attitude of the very people he and his soldiers were fighting for.

2. In 1790, the Residence Act was passed, making _____________________ the temporary capital of the country.

3. General William Howe was replaced by whom after word of the French treat with the Americans?

4. What did Washington do in an attempt to preserve his image for prosperity?

5. Valley Forge is located in which state?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Society of the Cincinnati?

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

3. What did Washington do after he took the oath of office as president?

4. What were the circumstances in which Washington was elected president?

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

6. What was the irony of Washington's financial status at the time he was to be inaugurated?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of women in rural Virginia in the mid-18th century. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have? What belief system about Southern women was evident in Martha Washington? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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