The Radicalism of the American Revolution Quiz | Four 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 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the American colonies, what was the euphemistic name for every kind of personal connection, even if inherently unequal?
(a) Paternalism.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Patronage.
(d) Dependency.

2. What was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?
(a) He must be a land owner and a church member.
(b) He must be a member of a political party and the militia.
(c) He must be free from material and intellectual want.
(d) He must be a married man with good standing in the community.

3. What did classical republican ideals lay the foundation for?
(a) A religious education.
(b) A science education.
(c) A legal education.
(d) A liberal arts education.

4. What did monarchists hold as extremely important?
(a) Monarchy and enlightenment.
(b) Peace and order.
(c) Liberty and independence.
(d) Counterculture and reorganization.

5. What was the status of an indentured servant in colonial America?
(a) He was the lowest class of society.
(b) He was working his way up the ladder.
(c) He was property.
(d) He was a free agent.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?

2. How did colonial gentry demonstrate virtue?

3. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?

4. What did Ben Franklin identify as the central political problems of his time?

5. What circumstance was unknown in small scale colonial American society?

(see the answer key)

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