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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. The Americans intend to use their artillery pieces as shock weapons against the enemy and as what else?
(a) Supporting arms for search and destroy teams.
(b) Supporting arms for reconnaissance forces.
(c) Supporting arms for their own infantry.
(d) Supporting arms for their own marines.

2. George Washington holds firmly to his resolve, which the author points out is one of the reasons the general's men regard him how?
(a) Stand by him.
(b) Follow him.
(c) Love him.
(d) Fear him.

3. The Hessian officers are angry about their defeat in the surprise victory by the rebels, and they want what?
(a) They are out for revenge on the Americans.
(b) They merely want to return to Europe.
(c) They want an initial asault by the British with a Hessian mop up later.
(d) They want to retaliate, but have no means.

4. 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 time of the attack.
(b) The speed of the attack.
(c) The size of the American army.
(d) The weather.

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 the Americans rate the effectiveness of their artillery in combat with the British?

2. Whatever happens, George Washington is adamant that he will strike against the enemy when?

3. As the weather worsens, the Americans do not make their return crossing over the river in pursuit of the Hessians until when?

4. When do the American troops prepare to cross the Delaware River and invade Trenton?

5. The American soldiers' determination truly shines through during this whole campaign, and as the author mentions, George Washington's own determination plays what role in their success?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does the initial assault on Trenton fare for the Americans?

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

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

9. How does Charles Cornwallis conduct his decision making?

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

(see the answer keys)

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