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

It is said that Franklin did not practice what he preached throughout the almanack. Many historical tomes report that Franklin was known to be one that ate and drank too much and was often unfaithful to his wife. This was an especially popular rumor after Franklin became an ambassador to France. Discuss this rumor and prove or disprove to the best of your ability.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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."

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