Notorious Benedict Arnold Quiz 8- 13

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formidable

inspiring respect or wonder because of size, strength, or ability

keen

eager and willing to do something

gout

a disease causing swollen joints

proposition

an idea, offer, or plan put forward for consideration or discussion;
a plan or scheme

bateau (bateaux- plural)

a light flat bottomed river boat with sharply tapering stern and bow, used in New England and Canada

convoy

a group of vehicles or ships traveling together, often with and escort for protection

temerity

reckless confidence that might be offensive

mire

an area of very marshy ground or deep slushy mud

fatigue

extreme tiredness or weariness resulting from physical or mental activity

prodigious

great in amount, size, or extent

scarce

rarely found or rarely occurring

inevitable

impossible to avoid or to prevent from happening

provisions

supplies of food and other necessities, especially for a journey

dismal

depressing or hopeless

barrack

a building where soldiers live

siege

an operation in which troops or the police surround a place and cut off all outside access in order to force surrender

tenable

reasonable

Does Captain John Andre enjoy being a soldier?

Andre, does not like being a soldier

What was Benedict sick in bed with for a month?

Benedict had gout

Who does Benedict leave his children with after his wife dies?

He leaves his children with his sister, Hannah

What are some of the rivers Benedict travels on to reach Canada?

The Dead River, Kennebec River, Chaudiere River

After Benedict and his men have a tough journey what does the council hold a vote about

Benedict asks the men whether or not they want to go on, or turn home because they are almost out of supplies

What are some non food items Benedict's men are forced to eat

shoes, candles, shaving cream, a dog, flour, wick of candles.. etc.

What are the two important British (Canadian) cities along the St. Lawrence River that they Americans are hoping to control

Quebec and Montreal

Besides not having enough food, and having bad boats what else do Benedict's men have to face on their way to Canada

rain, snow, swamp, mountains, hurricane, death, fatigue

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