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 colonial America, a person who didn't have to work for a living still held what responsibility?
(a) He owed charity to the poor.
(b) He owed money to society.
(c) He owed service to society.
(d) He owed jobs to the unemployed.

2. In colonial America, what was the ultimate means of defending one's honor?
(a) Dueling.
(b) Debating the cause before equals.
(c) Distributing the truth in printed form.
(d) Going to court.

3. How was high office in colonial America considered?
(a) As a profession and profit.
(b) As a sacrifice and burden.
(c) As an honor and privilege.
(d) As a right and responsibility.

4. When meeting someone new in colonial America, what was required for confidence in dealing with that person?
(a) A mutual acquaintance.
(b) Common interests.
(c) A letter of introduction.
(d) Compatible personalities.

5. When Ben Franklin was a boy, what important man discussed books with him?
(a) James Logan.
(b) William Allen.
(c) William Burnet.
(d) Andrew Hamilton.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic separated patricians from plebeians?

2. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?

3. Why was poverty considered a virtue for common colonial people?

4. In the American colonies, what was the euphemistic name for every kind of personal connection, even if inherently unequal?

5. What is one way republicans are different from monarchists?

(see the answer key)

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