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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. Due to their delay from bad weather, George Washington puts their attack time at about what hour?
(a) 7 a.m.
(b) 11 a.m.
(c) 9 a.m.
(d) Noon.

2. After George Washington's troops cross the Delaware River and head on to engage in a surprise attack on Trenton, the Americans continue in what status?
(a) Dry, chilled to the bone.
(b) Soaked, not chilled.
(c) Soaked, chilled to the bone.
(d) Damp, chilled to the bone.

3. How does the artillery affect the mobility of the American army during their march toward Trenton?
(a) They maintain a rapid speed.
(b) Imposes a major impediment.
(c) Provides relative maneuverability.
(d) Presents only a moderate hindrance.

4. What is the American rebels' attitude following their crossing the Delaware River and heading on toward Trenton?
(a) They are in remarkably good spirits.
(b) They have pretty much given up.
(c) They are in understandably poor spirits.
(d) They are despondent.

5. 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) The entire time.
(b) Several times.
(c) Never.
(d) Frequently.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Cornwallis' troops come to feel in comparison with their commanders?

2. Ultimately, the American artillery overpowers the Hessian guns, and the enemy does what when this happens in "The Surprise" battle?

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

4. In "Hard Choices," how does the author describe the task of getting the rebel troops together for another battle following their surprise victory over the Hessians?

5. While the British position at Princeton proves "untenable," they manage to disrupt George Washington's advance where?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What style of leadership is beginning to emerge on George Washington's part?

3. Why is the nor'easter seen as a blessing in disguise?

4. How does Charles Cornwallis view the American forces following their second victory at Trenton?

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

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

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

8. How does George Washington view his situation following his victory at Trenton?

9. What does George Washington view as critical to the success of his attack on Trenton?

10. What approach does George Washington take to decision making?

(see the answer keys)

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