Washington's Crossing Test | Final Test - Medium

David Hackett Fischer
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Good Ground," the author notes the Americans learn the British leaders are planning to strike at either Trenton or what location?
(a) Cranford.
(b) Cresskill.
(c) Cranbury.
(d) Crosswicks.

2. According to the author in the chapter entitled "The Surprise," if the Americans lose this historical battle, it will signal the end of George Washington's career, if not what?
(a) The end of the American cause altogether.
(b) The loss of significant amounts of American supplies.
(c) The end of the rebel assault for months to come.
(d) The flight of the rebel army.

3. Charles Cornwallis has a larger army but fewer members in his War Council, which he operates more like a court where he is a ruler rather than a leader, and is referred to by what term?
(a) My Lord.
(b) Baron.
(c) My Superior.
(d) Your Honor.

4. While the location the Americans select is their own ground, it is not what?
(a) Easily overrun.
(b) Easily defendable.
(c) Easily located.
(d) Easily assaulted.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. However tough their situation, following their victory over the Hessians, the American troops are determined to have the enemy what?

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

4. What was George Washington's objective in seizing control of the bridge at Princeton?

5. The American objective following their victory over the Hessians at Trenton, regardless of ease of defense, is to entice the enemy into an assault where?

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