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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. While officers of the Hessian army all have specific beliefs, by what are these men defined?
(a) Courage and honor.
(b) Aristocracy and wealth.
(c) Honor and aristocracy.
(d) Courage and wealth.

4. How successful is Thomas Paine in achieving his goal with his second pamphlet?
(a) He has no success.
(b) He is only partially successful.
(c) He achieves it.
(d) He is minimally successful.

5. In the chapter entitled "The Crisis," the author notes people already use the title "his Excellency" when speaking to George Washington, but identifies what other term as having a very different tone to it?
(a) Tyrant.
(b) Despot.
(c) Dictator.
(d) Oppressor.

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. What do the British intend to do following their confrontation with the Americans on the New Jersey shoreline of the Hudson River?
(a) Compel the Americans into surrendering.
(b) Force an American retreat without engaging them in battle.
(c) Defeat the Americans in battle with minimal casualties on either side.
(d) Engage the Americans in battle and defeat them.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When does Thomas Paine decide to publish another pamphlet similar to Common Sense?

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

4. The first chapter, "The Rebels," foreshadows what events?

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

(see the answer keys)

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