Washington's Crossing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "Hard Choices," the author notes one of the biggest problems facing George Washington's army is recruiting new troops as many soldiers are reaching the end of their term and planning to do what?
(a) Leave to go home or serve in the navy.
(b) Leave to go home.
(c) Leave to go home and continue farming.
(d) Leave to serve in the navy.

3. Although the Colonists do not win this episode, after what incident does General William Howe come to believe the British will lose the war?
(a) The Battle of Bunker Hill.
(b) The Battle of Long Island.
(c) The Battle of Yorktown.
(d) The Battle of Trenton.

4. What is the American rebels' attitude following their crossing the Delaware River and heading on toward Trenton?
(a) They have pretty much given up.
(b) They are in remarkably good spirits.
(c) They are in understandably poor spirits.
(d) They are despondent.

5. As the news of "The Surprise" victory over the Hessians spreads through America, many people receive it how?
(a) As a vindication of the American Cause.
(b) Suspiciously, as more exageration than reality.
(c) As more hype than significance.
(d) Uncertain of whether it is a turning point.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the American military system prove its superiority?

2. Military training is important to the British as they feel it enforces what?

3. How does the author describe the storm that breaks out on the day of the battle on which this book centers?

4. What is a big issue facing the American rebels?

5. How many of George Washington's troops are lost to the Delaware River during the Americans' crossing?

(see the answer key)

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