Poor Richard's Almanack Test | 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. Youth is compared to what vegetable?

2. If a man truly wants to be recognized, he should be judged by what?

3. There is an ancient tale about an object that is able to turn lead into what?

4. What two things may possibly be exclusive?

5. What will help a man to become profound?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One must be careful not to be quick to judge others or point out their faults. Part of that theory can be related to pride or humility. It can also be related to the fact that many people find it much easier to point out the faults of others than to recognize and face their own. Why is it difficult to face one's own faults? What are some faults that you see in other as well as yourself? Are there any faults in you that can be deemed irreparable or unforgivable? If so, what? What are some ways in which you might begin to recognize and repair your own faults? How can you refrain from pointing out the faults of others?

Essay Topic 2

It is said that Franklin was a compiler of old proverbs and did not write them all as some are led to believe. Research at least one section of proverbs to find out which ones were compiled and which ones originated with Franklin. Also compare the proverbs that are repetitive to see if Franklin simply adapted old sayings for his use. Write out a list of those proverbs in each category.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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