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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. What militia did Benjamin Franklin create?
(a) The Colonist Militia.
(b) The Boston Militia.
(c) The Pennsylvania Militia.
(d) The United Militia.

2. Who was the Proprietor of Pennsylvania when Benjamin Franklin was in London?
(a) The Penns.
(b) William.
(c) The Stevensons.
(d) The Downes.

3. What was the name of the first character created by Benjamin Franklin?
(a) Sidonia Dogwood.
(b) Silence Dogood.
(c) Sigfried Dietrich.
(d) Siannan Dogon.

4. Why did the Assembly send Benjamin Franklin back to England?
(a) To present a petition against Proprietors.
(b) To give the Paxton Boys back to England.
(c) To give ships back to England.
(d) To present a request to reverse taxation.

5. What did Benjamin Franklin say he would rather build, according to "Chapter Five"?
(a) "A City for Man."
(b) "A City of Saints than the City of Sinners."
(c) "A City of Man than the City of God."
(d) "A City for the Colony."

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Boston Massacre occur?

2. What did Benjamin Franklin recreate in London?

3. What was the name of the daughter of Benjamin Franklin's landlady while he was in London?

4. Who took over Benjamin Franklin's duty as clerk for the assembly?

5. What was the place of electricity in Benjamin Franklin's research?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the Union Fire Company?

3. What did Franklin write on his voyage, and why was it significant?

4. What were the Paxton Boys?

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

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

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

8. What was Franklin invited to join in December 1730?

9. What did Franklin always try to link, according to "Chapter One"?

10. What atmosphere did Franklin recreate?

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