Washington's Crossing Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

David Hackett Fischer
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the Americans' intelligence methodology work better than it had in New York?
(a) Harlem.
(b) Harpers Ferry.
(c) Hudson River Valley.
(d) Boston.

2. What type of concept is the British light infantry?
(a) Practiced only by British marines.
(b) New.
(c) Since early 1500s.
(d) Ancient.

3. After their victory in New York, the British make plans to settle down for the winter. However, what distance factor works against them in a big way?
(a) Fresh troops and supplies take a long time to reach America.
(b) Movement of their troops and equipment has been costly.
(c) Ability to maintain effective communication and accurate intelligence.
(d) Movement of their troops and equipment has been slow given the size.

4. Through where do the British and Hessian troops continue to chase the rebels in pursuit of their goal?
(a) Western Connecticut.
(b) Southern New Jersey.
(c) Eastern Pennsylvania.
(d) Southern New York.

5. In a way, General William Howe might be acknowledging what subsequent outcome of sthe Battle at Bunker Hill?
(a) Winning the battle means they will win the war.
(b) The British will never concede.
(c) They will not lose with the support of the Hessians.
(d) The British are already defeated.

6. At the time of the American Revolution, which force is equal to the British army?
(a) They have no equal.
(b) Spanish army.
(c) French army.
(d) Hessian army.

7. In what month of 1776 do the Americans lose the Battle of Long Island?
(a) June.
(b) July.
(c) Early September.
(d) August.

8. As George Washington makes plans for a surprise attack on Trenton, where do Richard and William Howe disperse the British forces?
(a) Throughout eastern New Jersey and New York.
(b) Across western New Jersey.
(c) Across southern New Jersey.
(d) Far and wide throughout New Jersey.

9. The Americans move to what state following their defeat in New York?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Delaware.

10. The British military is very organized and feels training makes a significant contribution to what?
(a) Morse Code.
(b) Flag signaling.
(c) Preservation of order.
(d) Scholastic apptitude.

11. What are the first British battalions to land?
(a) Cavalry, then light infantry.
(b) Light infantry, then heavy artillery.
(c) Grenadiers, then light infantry.
(d) Light infantry, then grenadiers.

12. An illness tears through the troops that fight against the Americans during the summer of what year in the latter half of the 1770s?
(a) 1775.
(b) 1777.
(c) 1776.
(d) 1778.

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

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

15. The author's mentioning of Congress' taking steps toward a system of separate legislative and executive powers foreshadows what?
(a) The foundation of checks and balances for the current government.
(b) The foreshadowing of voting rights regardless of sex or race.
(c) The foundation of a democratic form of American government.
(d) The foundation of a republican form of American government.

Short Answer Questions

1. General Washington believes that only 20% of British forces are on Long Island and are ready for battle. In reality, what is this percentage?

2. Initially, General Washington and his remaining troops flee Long Island to what location?

3. What happens in December, 1776, that changes the course of the war?

4. The Hessian troops are exhausted and want to move where to fully rest themselves?

5. The officers of the Hessian army all believe in hierarchy, order, and what else?

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