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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The arguments of which group will ensure that man will get his goods?
2. If you trust someone with your secrets, it is the same as selling him your _______________.
3. If you should wish a long life to a ______, you will wish him no good.
4. What herb is known to cure all diseases?
5. Where there is hunger, it is likely that _____ will not be regarded.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are creditors known for the most?
2. What are some of the things that can ruin a man's wealth?
3. What is the author's opinion on finding honor in one's family?
4. What are the things referenced in two sayings about altering one's character for the worse?
5. What is one of the qualities that helps a man be wise?
6. What is the prevailing thought about a person's background and shame?
7. What should one know about the extent of his cleverness?
8. What is Poor Richard's view on satisfying desires?
9. What proverb relates to the thought of "absence makes the heart grow fonder"?
10. How does Franklin describe becoming a complete and worthy man? What attributes to that goal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Franklin is closely tied to Boston and Philadelphia, as mentioned in the text. Compare and contrast the two cities, both in Colonial times and today.
Essay Topic 2
Franklin takes after classic parables by presenting stories, poems, or rhymes in corner to impact wisdom or a moral view. Do you think these references were influenced more by the Bible or traditional folk lore? How many do you think were created by Franklin? Choose at least three from the almanack. Examine each story and determine the point and moral of each story. Write your own stories using unique characters that encompass the same values and/or morals.
Essay Topic 3
Along with his thoughts on creating good and honest relationships, Franklin also discusses friendship. In Franklin's opinion, friendships should be made carefully, nurtured and cherished. Some examples are as follows: "A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both;" "Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing;" and "Thou canst not joke an enemy into a friend; but thou may'st a friend into an enemy."
Explain what Franklin means in each of these proverbs. How do they apply to your friendships? On what do you base a friendship? Do you make friends easily or is it difficult? Are you a good friend or a fair weather friend?
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