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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. If a Hessian soldier misbehaves, who else suffers the same consequences?
(a) Fellow citizens of his home village or town.
(b) Fellow troops in his squad.
(c) Fellow troops in his regiment.
(d) Fellow members in his family.

3. "Washington's Crossing" is a story about which war?
(a) Mexican.
(b) Spanish-American.
(c) American Revolutionary.
(d) French and Indian.

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

5. How many Hessian soldiers do the British hire?
(a) Several hundred.
(b) Tens of thousands.
(c) Hundreds of thousands.
(d) Several thousand.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Americans move to what state following their defeat in New York?

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

3. What do the British learn after mastering the skill of marching?

4. The first chapter, "The Rebels," foreshadows which battles?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Hessians and British military forces differ in their approach to discipline?

2. How does misinformation cost George Washington the Battle of Long Island in August of 1776?

3. Who are the British military's Howe brothers?

4. Why is George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River considered the turning point in the American Revolutionary War?

5. How does George Washington fare in Manhattan in 1776?

6. What role does the determination of the Americans play in their success?

7. How does General William Howe act following the Battle of Bunker Hill?

8. What style of leadership is beginning to emerge on George Washington's part?

9. What are the foundational elements behind the British military?

10. What does Benjamin Rush's term "composure" indicate when describing the mood of the American rebels?

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