Washington's Crossing Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

David Hackett Fischer
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Americans rate the effectiveness of their artillery in combat with the British?

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

3. 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?

4. Following their victory in the surprise attack against the Hessians, the Americans share a spirit that the author describes as what?

5. The American destination in reference to the title of the book is originally what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Into what Forage War do the Americans force their enemy? What is the Americans' objective? How effective are the Americans in preventing the British and Hessians from foraging and maintaining their armies? How much damage are the Americans able to inflict on their enemies' efforts to continue the war in the Colonies?

Essay Topic 2

How do the War Councils of George Washington and Charles Cornwallis compare? How large are their respective councils? Who are the members? How do the respective commanders conduct their councils when making decisions? What is Cornwallis' approach to utilizing his council? How does Washington rely upon his council?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways do the American troops display their lack of discipline and training? How do they maintain their quarters? How organized are they? What is the initial level of American military intelligence? How do they demonstrate a lack of it? What costly mistakes do George Washington and his officers make?

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