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 encouraged.
(b) It is forbidden.
(c) It is illegal.
(d) It is commonplace.

2. In colonial America, how did parents view their power as parents?
(a) Limited monarchy.
(b) Head of a democracy.
(c) Equals within the family.
(d) Dictatorship.

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

4. In colonial America, why did officer holders receive honors and titles?
(a) To impress and show up their peers.
(b) To solicit money for polictical causes.
(c) To give honor where honor is due.
(d) To inspire respect and obedience from the common people.

5. Who had an international reputation as a hero in the 1780s?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) George Washington.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the late 18th century, what replaced whipping and execution as penal codes?

2. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?

3. What did Ben Franklin say about government?

4. Whose play "Cato" taught George Washington what it meant to be liberal and virtuous?

5. How could a colonial adolescent master a particular skill or learn a discipline?

(see the answer key)

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