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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. On what single most urgent task does Thoma Paine attempt to concentrate the mind of the nation?
(a) Quickly rebuilding its army.
(b) Attain a guerrilla combat victory, soon.
(c) Obtain a true democratic government, nationally.
(d) Achieve national unity, with determination.

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

3. Military training is important to the British as they feel it enforces what?
(a) Use of equipment.
(b) Adoption of skills.
(c) Understanding of bugle calls.
(d) Troop obedience.

4. The British peg Richard Stockton as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, capture him, and then compel him to do what?
(a) Serve nearly a year in British confinement.
(b) Pledge allegiance to the king and abandon the American cause.
(c) Move with his family to South Carolina.
(d) Sail to Britain for the duration of the conflict.

5. Where in New York Harbor do the British and Hessian armies arrive?
(a) Brooklyn.
(b) Manhatten.
(c) Long Island.
(d) Staten Island.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the time of the American Revolution, which force is equal to the British army?

2. George Washington knows that the British are salivating over the prospect of invading and conquering what city as they wait for a river to freeze to allow them passage?

3. In a way, General William Howe might be acknowledging what subsequent outcome of sthe Battle at Bunker Hill?

4. While officers of the Hessian army all have specific beliefs, by what are these men defined?

5. In addition to a tendency to lose officers after long engagements in America, the British and Hessians suffer troop losses due to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is General William Howe's view regarding the British chances of defeating the American rebels following the Battle of Bunker Hill?

2. What does the author note regarding the roles order and discipline have in the victories and the defeats?

3. From what source do the Hessians draw their troops?

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

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

6. What causes the British to feel slightly vulnerable to attack?

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

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

9. How does the British military approach training?

10. How does the British pacification policy run into problems arising from problems of supply?

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