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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. If you know of a really good subject, you are more likely to do what?
(a) Talk too much.
(b) Study a lot.
(c) Be prideful.
(d) Ignore others.

2. Franklin says that there are many more old fools in this world than there are what?
(a) Doctors.
(b) Wise men.
(c) Patriots.
(d) Educators.

3. Although it may be hard to be poor, Franklin also says that it is ____________.
(a) Unnecessary.
(b) Shameful.
(c) A fact of life.
(d) Glorious.

4. Franklin uses what object to illustrate that everything has its specific use?
(a) Hammer.
(b) Horse.
(c) Boot.
(d) Handsaw.

5. Which is not one of the three things that can never be properly mended after being broken?
(a) China.
(b) Reputation.
(c) Glass.
(d) Will.

Short Answer Questions

1. Someone who is content with his lot in life can also be referred to as being __________.

2. Who is a person known to deceive more than any other?

3. What two things may possibly be exclusive?

4. According to Franklin, what is the first vice?

5. Those who are ignorant should not be ashamed. It is those who are _____ that should be ashamed.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the author's opinion on finding honor in one's family?

2. What are some of the characteristics of a rich man?

3. How does Richard describe himself? What is his advice?

4. What are the things referenced in two sayings about altering one's character for the worse?

5. What proverb relates to the thought of "absence makes the heart grow fonder"?

6. What is the most common way in which a man will deal with his faults?

7. How can a person judge the true character of another?

8. What are some of the thirteen virtues listed by Franklin at the end of the book?

9. What is said about being a know it all?

10. How does Franklin describe becoming a complete and worthy man? What attributes to that goal?

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