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. Who was governor of Massachusetts during the Boston Tea Party?
(a) Thomas Hutchins.
(b) Thomas Hutchinson.
(c) Thomas Hutton.
(d) Thomas Huxtible.

2. Whose play "Cato" taught George Washington what it meant to be liberal and virtuous?
(a) William Livingston.
(b) Jonathan Mayhew.
(c) Joseph Addison.
(d) Lord Chesterfield.

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

4. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Jonathan Mayhew.
(c) Joseph Addison.
(d) William Livingston.

5. Who did the American colonists blame when the wrong people held office?
(a) Other officials.
(b) The crown.
(c) The voters.
(d) Themselves.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How did Colonel Landon Carter express his confusion about child rearing in colonial society?

4. How did the American colonies react to the intrusion of royal authority in 1763?

5. Who said that the mind could be cultivated like a garden?

(see the answer key)

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