Washington's Crossing Test | Final Test - Medium

David Hackett Fischer
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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. British commanders are highly skilled professionals who bond with one another as old boys, but are sensitive to what?
(a) Education and rank.
(b) Wealth and title.
(c) Wealth and competence.
(d) Rank and privilege.

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

3. 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?
(a) The Americans are led by George Washington.
(b) The Americans have lost too much already.
(c) The Americans are fighting for their freedom.
(d) The Americans are tired of losing.

4. Whatever happens, George Washington is adamant that he will strike against the enemy when?
(a) By noon.
(b) By nightfall.
(c) That day.
(d) Before midnight.

5. Although George Washington has gained the victory the Americans desperately need in "The Surprise" battle, he also recognizes what?
(a) Luck is the only reason he won.
(b) He has lost a considerable number of troops.
(c) He has awoken a formidable enemy.
(d) He has used a significant amount of munitions.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Surprise," time is still of the essence for the Americans in this historical battle for what reason?

2. What do the Hessians do prior to the attack in "The Surprise?"

3. 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?

4. As the Americans march toward Princeton, the odds have changed and they now outnumber the British by what ratio?

5. As the Americans assemble and pursue their march toward Trenton, what course does the stormy weather take?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Charles Cornwallis conduct his decision making?

2. What role does the nor'easter play in the Hessian's lack of preparedness for an attack?

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

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

5. What is one of the largest problems George Washington is facing during the winter of 1776-1777?

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

7. How successful are the rebels in crossing the Delaware River?

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

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

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

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