Washington's Crossing Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe the storm that breaks out on the day of the battle on which this book centers?

2. What is the American rebels' attitude following their crossing the Delaware River and heading on toward Trenton?

3. 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?

4. After George Washington's troops cross the Delaware River and head on to engage in a surprise attack on Trenton, the Americans continue in what status?

5. 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?

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

Why is the battle at the bridge at Assunpink Creek significant? Where is it situated? What is it the Americans' hope to accomplish there? What is it their opponents seek to do there? What do the Americans do to achieve success? How costly is this battle?

Essay Topic 3

How do American rebel forces behave as they retreat across New Jersey? In what type of confrontations do they engage their enemy? Against what odds are the Americans fighting? What is the British impression of this?

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