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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do Cornwallis' troops come to feel in comparison with their commanders?
(a) They view the American victory as a fluke, and are keeping faith in their own leaders.
(b) They have a new respect for rebels, but retain faith in their own leaders.
(c) They have a new respect for Americans, and are losing faith in their own leaders.
(d) They have no new respect for rebels, but have diminishing faith in their own leaders.
2. In "Hard Choices," the author indicates that it is important to note George Washington's style of leadership when his war council convenes, that he presents a promising proposal as what?
(a) Someone else's idea because he always ensures credit is given where it is rightfully due.
(b) Someone else's idea rather than his own.
(c) His own idea in case it goes wrong.
(d) His own idea, regardless of its origination, for his own advancement.
3. The battle at "The Bridge," about which this chapter is entitled, proves a victory for whom?
(a) The Americans.
(b) The Hessians.
(c) The British and Hessians.
(d) The British.
4. In the chapter entitled "Good Ground," the author states Americans expect an attack in great strength by combined British and Hessian troops, so they decide it would be best to have it where?
5. In the chapter entitled "Hard Choices," George Washington realizes he is in a delicate spot because if he makes any mistakes, or if fortune turns against him, he risks what?
(a) Setting the rebel cause back.
(b) Ruining the American cause.
(c) Losing militarily, but not terms of government rule.
(d) Losing his plantation, Mount Vernon.
6. George Washington holds firmly to his resolve, which the author points out is one of the reasons the general's men regard him how?
(a) Stand by him.
(b) Follow him.
(c) Fear him.
(d) Love him.
7. From a military perspective, what is George Washington concerned about in the attack at Trenton?
(a) His troops are soaking wet, cold, and slow.
(b) The element of surprise has been lost.
(c) His troops are in poor spirits.
(d) A large loss of supplies and weapons in the crossing.
8. When George Washington decides to march on Princeton, he orders his army to seize control of the highway where it crosses a bridge over what waterway?
(a) Stony Brook.
(b) Delaware Brook.
(c) Pebble Brook.
(d) Rocky Brook.
9. Following their victory in the surprise attack against the Hessians, the Americans share a spirit that the author describes as what?
(a) Reflecting concern as to how they will continue.
(b) Demonstrating uncertainty as to whether they can survive against the British.
(c) Different from the last fight.
(d) Identical to the last fight.
10. The confrontation the author describes in "Good Ground" between the Rebels and the combined British and Hessian troops is to be what?
(a) A defensive battle.
(b) An offensive battle.
(c) A guerrilla battle.
(d) A partisan resistance battle.
11. What was George Washington's objective in seizing control of the bridge at Princeton?
(a) Keep the British troops from fleeing.
(b) Keep the British troops from fleeing and reinforcements from arriving.
(c) Keep Charles Cornwallis and his entourage from escaping.
(d) Stop British reinforcements from arriving.
12. How many of the Americans' artillery pieces are lost in George Washington's Delaware River crossing?
(a) Almost half.
(b) Virtually all.
(d) Nearly a third.
13. Charles Cornwallis' soldiers outnumber George Washington's rebels by what ratio?
14. The title of this chapter, "The Bridge," refers to one crossing over which waterway?
(a) Assunpink Creek.
(b) Matawan Creek.
(c) Delaware Creek.
(d) Pebble Creek.
15. Just one week before the Hessian loss in George Washington's surprise attack, many British leaders believe what?
(a) The American rebellion is at a standstill.
(b) The American rebellion is nearly broken.
(c) The American rebellion is making little advancement.
(d) The American rebellion is slowly regressing.
Short Answer Questions
1. In "Hard Choices," the enemy is moving to the east side of what state?
2. When do the American troops prepare to cross the Delaware River and invade Trenton?
3. The Hessian officers are angry about their defeat in the surprise victory by the rebels, and they want what?
4. Ultimately, the American artillery overpowers the Hessian guns, and the enemy does what when this happens in "The Surprise" battle?
5. Although George Washington has gained the victory the Americans desperately need in "The Surprise" battle, he also recognizes what?
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