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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Benjamin Franklin's favorite sibling?
(a) His younger brother Thomas.
(b) His younger brother Joseph.
(c) His younger sister Jane.
(d) His younger sister Anne.

2. What was Benjamin Franklin supposed to get in London for the printing shop?
(a) To get fonts for the printing shop.
(b) To get a business license for the printing shop.
(c) To get paper for the printing shop.
(d) To get financing for the printing shop.

3. Who went with Benjamin Franklin on a surveying trip?
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Jane.
(c) Polly.
(d) Sally.

4. On the way to London, who offered to pay Benjamin Franklin's way back to America?
(a) Mr. Dapson.
(b) Mr. Darcy.
(c) Mr. Danson.
(d) Mr. Denham.

5. Who did Benjamin Franklin meet during his summer travels in England?
(a) Lafayette.
(b) George Washington.
(c) David Hume.
(d) King George II.

Short Answer Questions

1. What traveling preacher was Benjamin Franklin partial to?

2. What did Benjamin Franklin believe about individualism and communitarianism?

3. Who was appointed co-postmaster following the death of the previous co-postmaster?

4. How did Benjamin Franklin think Britain treated Americans?

5. What does "Chapter Five" say was sweeping through the colonies at the time of Benjamin Franklin's invitation to join the Freemasons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Franklin's view of the role of women?

2. Who was William Kieth, according to "Chapter Three"?

3. What was James' the first to fight for?

4. What did the Assembly vote to do, at the end of "Chapter Nine?"

5. What was the Stamp Act of 1765?

6. Why couldn't Deborah and Franklin marry?

7. What did Braddock underestimate and what did Franklin do to help the situation?

8. Why did Franklin's family migrate to America, according to "Chapter Two"?

9. With whom did Franklin stay during his time in London?

10. What were Franklin's goals, according to "Chapter Ten?"

(see the answer keys)

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