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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 confrontation the author describes in "Good Ground" between the Rebels and the combined British and Hessian troops is to be what?
(a) A partisan resistance battle.
(b) A defensive battle.
(c) An offensive battle.
(d) A guerrilla battle.

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

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 Superior.
(b) Your Honor.
(c) My Lord.
(d) Baron.

4. The title of this chapter, "The Bridge," refers to one crossing over which waterway?
(a) Pebble Creek.
(b) Delaware Creek.
(c) Assunpink Creek.
(d) Matawan Creek.

5. 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) Teterboro.
(b) Taylortown.
(c) Tennent.
(d) Trenton.

Short Answer Questions

1. In battles at what locations do the Americans learn important lessons about artillery?

2. Just one week before the Hessian loss in George Washington's surprise attack, many British leaders believe what?

3. As the news of "The Surprise" victory over the Hessians spreads through America, many people receive it how?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 factor does time play in the Battle for Trenton?

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