The Radicalism of the American Revolution Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the 1790s, who labeled gentry as men of idleness, extravagance, and dissipation?
(a) Matthew Lyon.
(b) William Drayton.
(c) Abraham Bishop
(d) George Warner.

2. In the 1790s, who proclaimed that every man and woman in every society ought to work?
(a) Edward Everett.
(b) Benjamin Rush.
(c) Parson Weems.
(d) John Adams.

3. How was high office in colonial America considered?
(a) As an honor and privilege.
(b) As a profession and profit.
(c) As a right and responsibility.
(d) As a sacrifice and burden.

4. In the late 1760s, who dismissed people's right to participate in government if they didn't have a liberal arts education?
(a) Matthew Lyon.
(b) William Drayton.
(c) George Warner.
(d) Abraham Bishop.

5. How many loyalists left the colonies during the revolution?
(a) 70,000.
(b) 90,000.
(c) 60,000.
(d) 80,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who strove to undermine the gentry's distinctiveness and privileges by emphasizing their similarity to common people?

2. Who did the American colonists blame when the wrong people held office?

3. What was it called when Ben Franklin appointed his friends and family to official positions after he became Deputy Postmaster General of North America?

4. In colonial America, why did officer holders receive honors and titles?

5. When first offered, why did Ben Franklin say he would not accept the military rank of colonel?

(see the answer key)

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