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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. As the Americans march toward Princeton, the odds have changed and they now outnumber the British by what ratio?
(a) Nearly 2:1.
(b) Nearly 3:1.
(c) Nearly 4:1.
(d) Nearly 5:1.

2. Although the Hessians prepare in every other way possible against an attack, what factor plays a crucial role in the events the author details in the chapter he calls "The Surprise?"
(a) The weather.
(b) The size of the American army.
(c) The speed of the attack.
(d) The time of the attack.

3. In the chapter entitled "Good Ground," the author states Americans expect an attack in great strength by combined British and Hessian troops, so they decide it would be best to have it where?
(a) Trenton.
(b) Tennent.
(c) Taylortown.
(d) Teterboro.

4. In battles at what locations do the Americans learn important lessons about artillery?
(a) Boston and New York.
(b) Boston and Baltimore.
(c) Baltimore and New York.
(d) Concord and Boston.

5. When do the American troops prepare to cross the Delaware River and invade Trenton?
(a) St. Nicholas Day.
(b) New Year's Eve.
(c) Christmas Eve.
(d) Christmas Day.

Short Answer Questions

1. The weather deteriorates as George Washington and his troops proceed, and what type of storm blows in?

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

3. Intelligence has what to do with the Americans' success in "The Surprise" battle and the Hessian's failure?

4. The confrontation the author describes in "Good Ground" between the Rebels and the combined British and Hessian troops is to be what?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 approach does George Washington take to decision making?

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