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

Although Franklin was quite vocal about being honest, he also made it clear that one should not give away too much information about one's life, career, and debt. One should also avoid prying into the lives of friends and neighbors in the same area. Cite at least five proverbs in which Franklin makes this point. If one does share sensitive information, what can ensure that it will be kept? What kind of information do you think should be kept private? Who do you share secrets with most often?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the creation of POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK. When was it first created? What was its original purpose? Do you think Franklin was truly inspired to create the pamphlets or that he created them simply because he had the means to print them? When did the pamphlets evolve into books? How many pamphlets were there in total? How many books? How many revisions? Did the almanacks bring Franklin fame or fortune?

Essay Topic 3

Great disasters often start with small problems. Franklin refers to a leak in a ship and how it can turn into a catastrophe. The Titanic is a good example of this theory. Create a presentation about the Titanic, including the efforts made by divers to recover lost cargo and valuables. Discuss.

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