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. 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) Far and wide throughout New Jersey.
(c) Across southern New Jersey.
(d) Across western New Jersey.

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

3. What does the British militia instruct beyond a general attitude?
(a) Specific skills.
(b) Use of the telegraph.
(c) How to swim.
(d) How to hunt and cook.

4. How certain is General William Howe about how successful the British army will be in opposition to the American rebels?
(a) He is certain of the success.
(b) He is unsure of the success.
(c) He is convinced 99% of the success.
(d) He is relatively sure of the success.

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

6. Why do the British opt not to hire the Hessian army to serve in the Colonies long before the American Revolution?
(a) They are too costly.
(b) They do not speak their language.
(c) They are not sufficiently skilled.
(d) They are not trustworthy.

7. At what rate does the Hessian army expand?
(a) Somewhat quickly.
(b) Very rapidly.
(c) Slowly.
(d) Steadily.

8. The Hessian troops are exhausted and want to move where to fully rest themselves?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York.
(c) Germany.
(d) Better quarters.

9. After what battle has General William Howe essentially given up?
(a) Bunker Hill.
(b) Long Island.
(c) Yorktown.
(d) Trenton.

10. In what battle do the Americans lose New York to their enemy?
(a) Fort Albany.
(b) Fort Lee.
(c) Fort Washington.
(d) Fort Lewis.

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

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

13. How are Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe related?
(a) Brothers.
(b) First cousins.
(c) Uncle and nephew.
(d) Step-brothers.

14. Congress grants George Washington the power to rebuild his army in the fashion they do because they know what?
(a) He will not abuse this new power.
(b) They have little alternative.
(c) He can not abuse the new powers given the restrictions.
(d) They have to include restrictions given their limited finances.

15. The Hessian army is comprised of what type of soldiers?
(a) Swiss.
(b) Russian.
(c) Polish.
(d) German.

Short Answer Questions

1. The British peg Richard Stockton as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, capture him, and then compel him to do what?

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

3. If a Hessian soldier misbehaves, who else suffers the same consequences?

4. 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?

5. An illness tears through the troops that fight against the Americans during the summer of what year in the latter half of the 1770s?

(see the answer keys)

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