Final Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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.
Along with his thoughts on creating good and honest relationships, Franklin also discusses friendship. In Franklin's opinion, friendships should be made carefully, nurtured and cherished. Some examples are as follows: "A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both;" "Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing;" and "Thou canst not joke an enemy into a friend; but thou may'st a friend into an enemy."
Explain what Franklin means in each of these proverbs. How do they apply to your friendships? On what do you base a friendship? Do you make friends easily or is it difficult? Are you a good friend or a fair weather friend?
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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