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. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?
(a) It is forbidden.
(b) It is illegal.
(c) It is encouraged.
(d) It is commonplace.

2. In colonial America, what emerged after politics cease to be a contest among prominent families?
(a) Political parties.
(b) Honest officials.
(c) Fair laws.
(d) Money for good causes.

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

4. In the late 18th century, what replaced whipping and execution as penal codes?
(a) Deportation.
(b) Imprisonment.
(c) Rehabilitation.
(d) Restitution.

5. Who was the head of a colonial household?
(a) The oldest grandfather.
(b) The patriarch.
(c) The matriarch.
(d) The parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?

2. What year was the Continental Congress?

3. In colonial America, what were women considered from a legal standpoint?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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