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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is a big issue facing the American rebels?
(a) Lack of dedication.
(b) Overload of ammunition supplies.
(c) Lack of courage.
(d) Lack of enemy intelligence.

4. What is the overall goal of the British in America?
(a) Ensure a victory in the Colonies at any cost.
(b) Achieve Colonial order upon a British war victory.
(c) Flee the Colonies at the earliest possibility.
(d) Restore Colonial peace and order rather than continue a war.

5. When does Thomas Paine decide to publish another pamphlet similar to Common Sense?
(a) October, 1776.
(b) November, 1776.
(c) December, 1776.
(d) January, 1777.

6. The British pacification policy runs into problems arising from a lack of supply, and troops commonly doing what?
(a) Foraging as needed.
(b) Purchasing from merchants.
(c) Purchasing from farmers.
(d) Exchanging British money.

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

8. When the Americans initially flee Long Island, what initially prevents their enemy from catching up?
(a) Low munitions supplies.
(b) Lack of boats with shallow water access.
(c) Low food supplies.
(d) Bad weather.

9. 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) Being unswayed loyalists.
(c) Remaining independent of either side.
(d) Being staunch revolutionaries.

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

11. What habits does General William Howe adopt after he recognizes the rebels' level of resistance?
(a) Fighting harder, resisting longer, and refusing to yield.
(b) Praying, reading his Bible, and baptizing fellow soldiers.
(c) Demonstrating courage, conviction, and traits of a gentleman.
(d) Carousing and gambling, indicating he cares little going forward.

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

13. The first chapter, "The Rebels," foreshadows what events?
(a) The death of Washington prior to the end of the war.
(b) The hardest struggles yet to come in the Revolution.
(c) The death of Benjamin Franklin prior to the end of the war..
(d) The struggles in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and the Carolinas.

14. The first chapter, "The Rebels," foreshadows which battles?
(a) Every battle.
(b) The biggest.
(c) No battles.
(d) Merely sea battles.

15. After the British depart, Washington marches through what town with his troops and is hailed as a hero?
(a) Richmond.
(b) Hartford.
(c) New York.
(d) Boston.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many Hessian soldiers do the British hire?

2. Where in New York Harbor do the British and Hessian armies arrive?

3. Where does General William Howe become part of a strong demonstration intended to force the Colonists back to their proper allegiance?

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

5. In order to put the Americans down and keep them down, General William Howe feels the British will have to be what?

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