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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. The rebels return over the river in pursuit of the Hessians, but how large is this campaign?
(a) Bigger than the first.
(b) Equal in size to the first.
(c) 2/3 smaller than the first as the Hessians are widely dispersed.
(d) 1/3 smaller than the first.

2. While the British position at Princeton proves "untenable," they manage to disrupt George Washington's advance where?
(a) Berwick.
(b) Bentley.
(c) Brunswick.
(d) Bristol.

3. The Americans intend to use their artillery pieces as shock weapons against the enemy and as what else?
(a) Supporting arms for their own infantry.
(b) Supporting arms for search and destroy teams.
(c) Supporting arms for reconnaissance forces.
(d) Supporting arms for their own marines.

4. The weather deteriorates as George Washington and his troops proceed, and what type of storm blows in?
(a) Nor'wester.
(b) Typhoon.
(c) Hurricane.
(d) Nor'easter.

5. The author stipulates which two battles as having a profound effect on the British conduct of the war?
(a) Trenton, Brunswick.
(b) Princeton, Trenton.
(c) Newark, Princeton.
(d) Princeton, Brunswick.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. In the chapter entitled "Hard Choices," George Washington realizes he is in a delicate spot because if he makes any mistakes, or if fortune turns against him, he risks what?

3. Due to their delay from bad weather, George Washington puts their attack time at about what hour?

4. According to the author, of what are the Americans in awe regarding their opponents in combat?

5. What is George Washington's only order to his men throughout their march?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 role does the determination of the Americans play in their success?

5. What role does military intelligence play in the Battle at Trenton?

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

7. Although the British catch sight of the American army approaching, what do the rebels retain?

8. What deters George Washington from attacking Trenton when he originally plans?

9. How does George Washington plan to use his artillery in his attack on Trenton?

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

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