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. Why do the British eventually hire the Hessian troops?
(a) The monarch of Hesse is in deep need of funds.
(b) A virtual mercenary, the monarch of Hesse, hires on at a bargain rate.
(c) Fighting breaks out in the Colonies.
(d) The British fear fighting will soon break out.

2. In addition to tired troops and inclement weather, the author notes in "Hard Choices" that George Washington also has to face what problem?
(a) No supply shortages.
(b) A shortage of both ammunition and food supplies.
(c) A shortage of ammunition.
(d) A shortage of food supplies.

3. General William Howe feels he knows something else. What is it?
(a) The rebels will be willing to negotiate with the King's troops.
(b) The rebels will join the King's troops in opposition to the Hessians.
(c) The rebels will never see eye to eye with the King's troops.
(d) Under sufficient pressure, the rebels will concede to the King's troops.

4. 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?
(a) 8 hours.
(b) 12 hours.
(c) 6 hours.
(d) 4 hours.

5. According to the author, during the American's retreat following their defeat in New York, how do the rebels behave?
(a) In full resistance to the British and Hessians.
(b) In stubborn resistance when they are nearly in equal opposition.
(c) Like a beaten army in flight.
(d) Unlike a beaten army in skirmishes along the road.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe related?

2. "Washington's Crossing" details each battle fought from Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Fort Lee, Trenton, and ultimately where?

3. The opposing forces' problems are not directly due to the Americans, but from the failing strength of the British and Hessian forces reulting from what?

4. On what single most urgent task does Thoma Paine attempt to concentrate the mind of the nation?

5. What is the title of Thomas Paine's second pamphlet?

(see the answer key)

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