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. The author believes that, as the Americans mature as a cohesive unit, they will eventually see the benefits of what?
(a) Order and discipline.
(b) Spiritual faith and discipline.
(c) Order and religiou faith.
(d) Intelligence and marching skills.

2. In addition to a tendency to lose officers after long engagements in America, the British and Hessians suffer troop losses due to what?
(a) Lack of food, comfort, and no contact with home.
(b) Massive desertion, illness, and lack of food.
(c) Exhaustion, frequently getting lost, and inferior equipment.
(d) Illness, exhaustion, and lack of replacements.

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?
(a) Massive iIllness being incurred.
(b) Desertion of troops.
(c) Running out of food.
(d) Being spread too thin.

4. What is the title of Thomas Paine's second pamphlet?
(a) The American Revolution.
(b) The Colonial Crisis.
(c) The Colonial Revolution.
(d) The American Crisis.

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

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

7. Who does not allow the Hessians the rest they request?
(a) Lieutenant Andreas von Wiederholdt.
(b) Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall.
(c) Friedrich Wilhelm II.
(d) General William Howe.

8. How frequently does the leader of the Hessian army conduct drills?
(a) Sporadically.
(b) Daily.
(c) Weekly.
(d) Alternating days.

9. Believing the American rebellion is over, citizens of which city flee fearing the opposing forces are nearing?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Lancaster.
(c) Hoboken.
(d) Newark.

10. Initially, General Washington and his remaining troops flee Long Island to what location?
(a) Queens.
(b) Staten Island.
(c) Manhattan.
(d) The Bronx.

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

12. If a Hessian soldier misbehaves, who else suffers the same consequences?
(a) Fellow troops in his squad.
(b) Fellow citizens of his home village or town.
(c) Fellow troops in his regiment.
(d) Fellow members in his family.

13. General William Howe feels he knows something else. What is it?
(a) Under sufficient pressure, the rebels will concede to the King's troops.
(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) The rebels will join the King's troops in opposition to the Hessians.

14. How does General Washington respond to families, such as the Van Hornes, who pledge allegiance to the king?
(a) He orders them to trial on charges of treason.
(b) He does nothing other than look down on it.
(c) He deports them to a neutral island in the Caribbean Sea.
(d) He compels them to relinquish their property and financial assets.

15. "Washington's Crossing" concerns what river?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Hudson.
(c) Potomac.
(d) Delaware.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Rather than a retreat from New York, how does General Washington view the maneuver?

3. The Hessian system of discipline differs from that of the British in that the Hessians make greater use of what?

4. What do the people view Washington as being?

5. 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?

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