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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. 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?
(a) Movement of their troops and equipment has been slow given the size.
(b) Fresh troops and supplies take a long time to reach America.
(c) Movement of their troops and equipment has been costly.
(d) Ability to maintain effective communication and accurate intelligence.

2. The first chapter, "The Rebels," foreshadows what events?
(a) The struggles in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and the Carolinas.
(b) The hardest struggles yet to come in the Revolution.
(c) The death of Benjamin Franklin prior to the end of the war..
(d) The death of Washington prior to the end of the war.

3. "Washington's Crossing" concerns what river?
(a) Delaware.
(b) Connecticut.
(c) Hudson.
(d) Potomac.

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

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) Oppressor.
(c) Dictator.
(d) Despot.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the first chapter, "The Rebels," the author foreshadows upcoming events by initially using what term?

2. Who is the best choice for Commander-in-Chief given his experience of command yet is young enough to take the field?

3. How does the American military system prove its superiority?

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

5. The author believes that, as the Americans mature as a cohesive unit, they will eventually see the benefits of what?

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. When they arrive in America, the British army consists of what elements?

4. What does General Cornwallis instruct his troops to do in New Jersey?

5. How does the British military approach training?

6. What do the Van Horne, Stockton, and other prominent New Jersey families, have in common during the Revolution?

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

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

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

10. Why is it George Washington decides to cross the Delaware River and attack Trenton?

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