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

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In colonial America, what were women considered from a legal standpoint?
(a) They were non-people.
(b) They were independent.
(c) They were dependent.
(d) They were possessions.

2. Who was the most popular and powerful man in Massachusetts during the last quarter of the 18th century?
(a) John Hancock.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) Henry McCulloch.
(d) Thomas Hutchinson.

3. Who said that the mind could be cultivated like a garden?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Thomas Paine.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) John Adams.

4. Within the colonial family unit, what right did adult children demand?
(a) To be responsible for themselves.
(b) To choose their own employment.
(c) To strike out on their own.
(d) To choose their own spouses.

5. When first offered, why did Ben Franklin say he would not accept the military rank of colonel?
(a) He didn't have enough money.
(b) He felt he should be a general.
(c) He wasn't a gentleman.
(d) He didn't believe in the military.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did John Adams consider to be the main mark of a gentleman?

2. What was critical to the success of colonial American office holders?

3. In colonial America, what was done with a political effigy?

4. Who said, "We see with other eyes; we hear with other ears"?

5. After retiring, what does Ben Franklin do that later embarrasses him?

(see the answer key)

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