Poor Richard's Almanack Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. It is smartest to keep one's eyes completely open before what?

2. One must always consider three things: Where you came from, where you are going, and _____________.

3. The author wonders why the wife of a blind man would use what?

4. Where there is hunger, it is likely that _____ will not be regarded.

5. It is important for a man to remember that he should not dwell with whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Franklin believe that "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise?"

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

9. What are Franklin's views regarding observation before and after marriage?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

One must be careful not to be quick to judge others or point out their faults. Part of that theory can be related to pride or humility. It can also be related to the fact that many people find it much easier to point out the faults of others than to recognize and face their own. Why is it difficult to face one's own faults? What are some faults that you see in other as well as yourself? Are there any faults in you that can be deemed irreparable or unforgivable? If so, what? What are some ways in which you might begin to recognize and repair your own faults? How can you refrain from pointing out the faults of others?

Essay Topic 3

Franklin was very vocal on the topic of humility. Why do you think that is? Were Franklin's views on humility due to religious and moral beliefs, personal circumstances, or the way he was raised? How did Franklin's family affect his moral standing? Were all members of the family Quaker? How were they involved in Franklin's professional careers?

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