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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 Topic 1
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 2
The almanack states in several places that one should be careful not to act as a fool. In Franklin's eyes, a fool is not necessarily an uneducated person, rather an unwise one. Explain at least five of Franklin's sayings regarding fools and the way they conduct their lives. What is Franklin's advice about being a fool? What is the author's advice about interacting with a fool?
Essay Topic 3
People crave structure and discipline as a general rule. Franklin says that people will flock to places where there are good laws. What is meant by that statement? Who decides what should become law? What is the definition of a "good" law? Why does Franklin say, "Where there's no law, there's no bread?" How does that statement relate to "Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger?" Does either statement refer to communism or a society providing for its own; or do the statements refer to theft? Explain.
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