Poor Richard's Almanack Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. In what city was Benjamin Franklin born?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) London.
(c) Boston.
(d) Paris.

2. In what year was Franklin born?
(a) 1721.
(b) 1699.
(c) 1732.
(d) 1706.

3. The Franklins had a large family. What number child was Benjamin?
(a) 15.
(b) 12.
(c) 9.
(d) 11.

4. What industry did Franklin apprentice in at first?
(a) Postal service.
(b) Dock worker.
(c) Printing.
(d) Library science.

5. With which family member did Benjamin work as an apprentice?
(a) Josiah.
(b) Benjamin Sr.
(c) James.
(d) William.

6. What well known learning institution was founded by Franklin?
(a) University of Pennsylvania.
(b) Harvard.
(c) William and Mary.
(d) Brown.

7. The first proverb refers to what kind of money?
(a) Penny.
(b) Dollar.
(c) Pence.
(d) Shillings.

8. Lawyers are compared to what animal in Proverb 3?
(a) Donkeys.
(b) Cats.
(c) Pigs.
(d) Dogs.

9. Which of the following did Franklin consider to be the most important virtue?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Humility.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Forthrightness.

10. To what does Franklin compare to a shadow in the sun?
(a) Skittish animals.
(b) Fair weather.
(c) Servants.
(d) False friend.

11. Franklin says that a father is a treasure and a brother is what?
(a) Joy.
(b) Comfort.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Strength.

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