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George Washington -
American Revolution 2 (1775 - 1783)

1) Washington assumed command of the Continental Army in the field, in July 1775, during the ongoing siege of Boston. Where did Washington assume command of the Continental Army?Geeorge Washington

  1. Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  2. Cambridge, Massachusetts

  3. Springfield, Massachusetts

  4. Lowell, Massachusetts

2) Realizing his army's desperate shortage of gunpowder, Washington asked for new sources. American troops raided British arsenals, including some in the Caribbean, and some manufacturing was attempted. They obtained a barely adequate supply (about 2.5 million pounds) by the end of 1776, mostly from France.

  • True or False?

3) Washington reorganized the army during the long standoff, and forced the British to withdraw by putting artillery on Dorchester Heights overlooking the city. When did the British evacuated Boston and Washington moved his army to New York City.

  1. January 1776

  2. February 1776

  3. July 1776

  4. March 1776

4) In August 1776, a British general launched a massive naval and land campaign designed to seize New York. Who was the British general?

  1. William Howe

  2. William Jerome

  3. Randolph Churchill

  4. Harold Rains

5) The Continental Army under Washington engaged the British for the first time as an army of the newly independent United States at the largest battle of the entire war. The Americans were heavily outnumbered, many men deserted, and Washington was badly beaten. What was the battle?

  1. Battle of Staten Island

  2. Battle of Manhattan

  3. Battle of Long Island

  4. Battle of Harlem

6) Washington retreated north from the city to avoid encirclement, enabling the British to take the offensive. What did the British capture on November 16, 1776 with high Continental casualties.

  1. Fort Washington

  2. Fort Lee

  3. Fort Jefferson

  4. Fort Adams

7) Washington staged a comeback with a surprise attack on a Hessian outpost in western New Jersey. He led his army across the Delaware River to capture nearly 1,000 Hessians in Trenton, New Jersey. When was the battle?

  1. December 2, 1776

  2. December 25, 1776

  3. December 25, 1775

  4. December 25, 1777

8) Washington's loss of Philadelphia prompted some members of Congress to discuss removing Washington from command. This attempt failed after Washington's supporters rallied behind him.

  • True or False?

9) Where did Washington's army of 11,00 go into winter quarters at north of Philadelphia in December 1777?

  1. Willow Grove

  2. Lancaster

  3. Valley Forge

  4. Fort Pitt

10) The surrender at Yorktown on October 17, 1781, marked the end of major fighting in continental North America. Who did Washington at Yorktown?

  1. Charles York

  2. John Smith

  3. Charles Winston

  4. Charles Cornwallis


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George Washington:
American Revolution 2 (1775 - 1783)

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