Washington's Crossing Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

David Hackett Fischer
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Two Councils.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The American destination in reference to the title of the book is originally what?
(a) Kept secret.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Known only to the officers.
(d) Tuckahoe.

2. The officers of the Hessian army all believe in hierarchy, order, and what else?
(a) The Protestant ethic.
(b) Low, leather boots without tassels.
(c) Discipline.
(d) Roman Catholicism.

3. What factor plays a significant role in British military training?
(a) Discipline.
(b) A significant number with criminal pasts.
(c) Allowance of wine at meals.
(d) Purchasing rank levels.

4. What is one important way the Americans display their lack of training and discipline?
(a) Their maintaining their lodging in disarray and constantly soiled.
(b) Their virtual inability to utilize firearms.
(c) Their lack of dedication to the cause in difficult times.
(d) Their unwillingness to give their lives to the effort.

5. The author describes Richard Stockton, as well as members of other notable New Jersey families, as having done what?
(a) Playing both sides in the Revolution.
(b) Remaining independent of either side.
(c) Being unswayed loyalists.
(d) Being staunch revolutionaries.

Short Answer Questions

1. The British military is very organized and feels training makes a significant contribution to what?

2. Between the troops, weapons, and supplies they need to get across the Delaware River prior to the attack, how far behind does traveling in the storm put the Americans?

3. How often during the operation to which the title of the book refers (i.e., Washington's Crossing,) does George Washington believe his forces are unable to win?

4. The American troops are given how many days' advance notice to get supplies and weaponry together to create the element of surprise in their attack on Trenton?

5. However tough their situation, following their victory over the Hessians, the American troops are determined to have the enemy what?

(see the answer key)

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