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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. However tough their situation, following their victory over the Hessians, the American troops are determined to have the enemy what?
(a) No longer dominating them.
(b) Gone from their country.
(c) Pushed to the coast.
(d) Admit defeat.

2. As the news of "The Surprise" victory over the Hessians spreads through America, many people receive it how?
(a) As more hype than significance.
(b) Uncertain of whether it is a turning point.
(c) Suspiciously, as more exageration than reality.
(d) As a vindication of the American Cause.

3. How does the author describe the storm that breaks out on the day of the battle on which this book centers?
(a) A blessing in disguise.
(b) Not an encumbrance.
(c) A minimal obstruction.
(d) A surmountable obstacle.

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

5. In the chapter entitled "The Surprise," the Hessians are caught completely off guard in what will prove to be a pivotal battle in the war when the Americans arrive on scene about what time?
(a) Late afternoon.
(b) Early morning.
(c) Late morning.
(d) Early afternoon.

Short Answer Questions

1. From a military perspective, what is George Washington concerned about in the attack at Trenton?

2. Charles Cornwallis is in denial over the growing rebel troop strength, and, acting on his experience, what does he feel is the best course to take?

3. The night after the battle at the bridge where rebels win their second victory, Charles Cornwallis' men keep tabs on the Americans, the objective being to watch the enemy and do what?

4. The Americans' surprise victory over the Hessians causes British commanders to also lose control of what?

5. In "Hard Choices," the author reveals the consensus is to pursue the enemy for what reason?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What effect do the Battles at Trenton and Princeton have upon the British?

5. How does the initial assault on Trenton fare for the Americans?

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

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

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

9. To what is the title of the chapter called "Good Ground" a reference?

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

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