• 1. 
    Why did Washington lead his troops across the Delaware River?

  • Because it was warmer on the other side
  • To attack and capture British forces in Trenton
  • In order to get most of his soldiers home in time for Christmas dinner
  • To escape from British forces
  • 2. 
    Why was the British army of Hessian soldiers so surprised by the attack?

  • Because it was dangerous to cross the Delaware River
  • All of the above
  • Because it was Christmas
  • Because it was cold and snowy
  • 3. 
    Besides George Washington, what future president of the United States was a member of the Continental Army during the crossing?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Monroe
  • John Adams
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 4. 
    What country did the Hessian soldiers come from?

  • Germany
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Britain
  • 5. 
    About how many prisoners did the Continental Army capture during the attack?

  • 4000
  • 100
  • 10
  • 1000
  • 6. 
    Why was Washington`s successful crossing of the Delaware River and victory over the British so important to the Americans?

  • Because winter was approaching
  • Because many of the American soldiers were wounded or getting ready to leave the army and they needed a victory desperately for moral
  • Because the Continental Army had been pushed out of New York and New Jersey and it appeared they were going to be defeated
  • All of the above
  • 7. 
    True or False: The Americans suffered many deaths at the Battle of Trenton?

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    How many times did the army have to cross the Delaware River?

  • Two
  • One
  • Three
  • Four
  • 9. 
    What made the second crossing of the river even more difficult than the first?

  • Their boats ran out of gas, so they had to row back
  • They had to take the prisoners, stores, and weapons they had captured back across the river
  • Nothing, there was no second crossing
  • Half of the boats sunk on the first crossing, so many of the soldiers had to swim
  • 10. 
    What colony did the Continental Army take back from the British after crossing the river a final time and pushing back the British army?

  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
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