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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whatever happens, George Washington is adamant that he will strike against the enemy when?
(a) Before midnight.
(b) By noon.
(c) By nightfall.
(d) That day.
2. As the news of "The Surprise" victory over the Hessians spreads through America, many people receive it how?
(a) As a vindication of the American Cause.
(b) Suspiciously, as more exageration than reality.
(c) Uncertain of whether it is a turning point.
(d) As more hype than significance.
3. In "Hard Choices," how does the author describe the task of getting the rebel troops together for another battle following their surprise victory over the Hessians?
(a) Relatively easy, as the rebel victory has them highly motivated.
(b) Only somewhat difficult, as the rebels have pretty much recovered.
(c) Difficult, as the rebels have not sufficiently recovered or rested.
(d) Partially taxing, as the rebels are highly scattered.
4. The American soldiers' determination truly shines through during this whole campaign, and as the author mentions, George Washington's own determination plays what role in their success?
(a) A big role.
(b) A minimal role.
(c) An unnecessary role.
(d) A moderate role.
5. In "Good Ground," the author notes the Americans learn the British leaders are planning to strike at either Trenton or what location?
6. American artillery stands a chance of doing what to a formation of highly trained British and German Regulars?
(a) Significantly harming them.
(b) Moderately damaging them.
(c) Breaking them.
(d) Barely intimidating them.
7. In "Hard Choices," the author notes one of the biggest problems facing George Washington's army is recruiting new troops as many soldiers are reaching the end of their term and planning to do what?
(a) Leave to go home.
(b) Leave to serve in the navy.
(c) Leave to go home or serve in the navy.
(d) Leave to go home and continue farming.
8. George Washington's surprise victory over the Hessians causes British commanders to lose their initiative over the course of how long?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 1 month.
(c) 1 day.
(d) 1 week.
9. British commanders are highly skilled professionals who bond with one another as old boys, but are sensitive to what?
(a) Rank and privilege.
(b) Wealth and title.
(c) Education and rank.
(d) Wealth and competence.
10. In "Hard Choices," what is one of Washington's concerns?
(a) If the Americans could maintain continuous support.
(b) If the Americans would incur a second significant victory.
(c) That the Americans would have to fight again on a frozen field.
(d) That the Americans would never be able to surprise the enemy again.
11. As the Americans assemble and pursue their march toward Trenton, what course does the stormy weather take?
(a) It remains steady.
(b) It gets worse.
(c) It eases up, but continues.
(d) It clears as Americans arrive on scene.
12. Between the troops, weapons, and supplies they need to get across the Delaware River prior to the attack, how far behind does traveling in the storm put the Americans?
(a) 4 hours.
(b) 6 hours.
(c) 8 hours.
(d) 12 hours.
13. According to the author, of what are the Americans in awe regarding their opponents in combat?
(a) Their opponents' marching, artillery training, and determination.
(b) Their opponents' timeliness, skill, and never fleeing.
(c) Their opponents' discipline, marching, and marksmanship.
(d) Their opponents' discipline, skill, and sheer effrontery.
14. In "Hard Choices," the author reveals the consensus is to pursue the enemy for what reason?
(a) It is important to keep them retreating.
(b) One victory is not enough.
(c) The enemy has no resupplies at this time.
(d) It is best to pursue before they regroup.
15. What is the American rebels' attitude following their crossing the Delaware River and heading on toward Trenton?
(a) They are despondent.
(b) They are in remarkably good spirits.
(c) They have pretty much given up.
(d) They are in understandably poor spirits.
Short Answer Questions
1. The battle at "The Bridge," about which this chapter is entitled, proves a victory for whom?
2. The original plans are to cross the Delaware River under what circumstances?
3. How do the Americans rate the effectiveness of their artillery in combat with the British?
4. The American destination in reference to the title of the book is originally what?
5. The American objective following their victory over the Hessians at Trenton, regardless of ease of defense, is to entice the enemy into an assault where?
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