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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. In "Hard Choices," who urges George Washington to push the enemy from the state?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) John Cadwalader.
(c) General Nathanael Greene.
(d) Benjamin Franklin.

2. How often during the operation to which the title of the book refers (i.e., Washington's Crossing,) does George Washington believe his forces are unable to win?
(a) Several times.
(b) The entire time.
(c) Frequently.
(d) Never.

3. What do the Hessians do prior to the attack in "The Surprise?"
(a) Maintain their vigilance despite alarms.
(b) Increase the number of security guards.
(c) Let their guard down.
(d) Cut off patrols completely after a week of false alarms.

4. 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) Delaware Brook.
(b) Stony Brook.
(c) Pebble Brook.
(d) Rocky Brook.

5. 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) 8 hours.
(b) 6 hours.
(c) 12 hours.
(d) 4 hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of George Washington's troops are lost to the Delaware River during the Americans' crossing?

2. The rebels return over the river in pursuit of the Hessians, but how large is this campaign?

3. The title of this chapter, "The Bridge," refers to one crossing over which waterway?

4. In "Hard Choices," the enemy is moving to the east side of what state?

5. At the conclusion of the chapter entitled "The Surprise," the author notes the Hessians are simply tired by the end of the day, and the Americans are far too driven to accept another defeat for what reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does the nor'easter play in the Hessian's lack of preparedness for an attack?

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

3. What are some of the problems the Americans face as they pursue the enemy eastward across New Jersey?

4. What is the outcome when the British attempt to defend Princeton?

5. What are some of the unexpected obstacles George Washington encounters en route to Trenton?

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

7. What factor does time play in the Battle for Trenton?

8. Why is the bridge at Assunpink Creek crucial for the Americans to protect?

9. How hasd the British view of the military situation in America change since the Hessian defeat at Trenton on Christmas Eve day, 1776?

10. What is George Washington's fear as his troops march toward Trenton?

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