Poor Richard's Almanack Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the most important thing when making an agreement with a friend?

3. Who is accused of having vanity as a pain?

4. If a person is willing to be ____, he will be able to have whatever he wants.

5. What is the object of which the ancient tale speaks?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Franklin had a lot to say about using one's time well. This thought appears in several different areas, from being industrious to making time for leisure and through to being outright lazy. Following are three of Franklin's many citations on the topic. Explain each. Also describe what Franklin meant by laziness and leisure. Compare and contrast the two items.

"Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough."

"O Lazy-Bones! Dost thou think God would have given thee Arms and Legs, if he had not design'd thou should'st use them."

"A life of leisure and a life of laziness, are two things."

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Franklin makes references to letters and mail in the almanack. It is also shared that Franklin had a great deal to do with the development of the United States Post Office. Research and write a 1000 word essay on the post office and Franklin's involvement. Who is responsible for creating the post office? Was it an elected or appointed job? How is the post office different today than it was in Franklin's day? What services are supplied at the post office today that were not offered in Franklin's day?

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