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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