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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. The author believes that if pride dines upon vanity, it sups on _____________.
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Vanity.
(c) Contempt.
(d) Sweetness.

2. Youth is compared to what vegetable?
(a) Potato.
(b) Bean.
(c) Corn.
(d) Turnip.

3. A child and a prince will always quarrel over trifles. What are trifles?
(a) Toys.
(b) Pets.
(c) Small things.
(d) Candies.

4. The saying about being unknown when one is down and out and known when things are good refers to which of the following?
(a) Foolish neighbors.
(b) Selfish relatives.
(c) Greedy people.
(d) Fair weather friends.

5. Many men have been ruined by what?
(a) Rage.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Success.
(d) Too much drink.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A man will never be able to have gain or honor when dealing with whom?

3. To be intimate with a foolish friend is like going to bed with a what?

4. What is the end to this famous saying: To err is human, to forgive is divine, to persist is __________.

5. If you should wish a long life to a ______, you will wish him no good.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Bridget Saunders? How is she described by Franklin?

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

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

4. Name at least two of Franklin's warnings about food?

5. What is Poor Richard's view on satisfying desires?

6. How do possessions and the afterlife relate according to this section?

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

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

9. What should one know about the extent of his cleverness?

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

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