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 18th century, what did the golden age of Roman literature speak about?
(a) Religious and emotional decisions.
(b) Political and social ideals.
(c) Scientific and historic discoveries.
(d) Moral and ethical issues.

2. Who spoke for and was responsible for servants, slaves, and tenants?
(a) The colonial government.
(b) No one was responsible for them.
(c) The head of the household.
(d) They were responsible for themselves.

3. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?
(a) As an institution which needs legislation.
(b) As an abomination.
(c) As a necessary evil.
(d) As just another form of dependency.

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

5. In colonial America, what were the aristocracy allowed to engage in that they weren't allowed in Britain?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Farming.
(c) Retail trade.
(d) Use of oaths.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the "Spirit of Laws" in 1748?

2. Originally in colonial America, how were gentlemen to treat inferiors and subordinates?

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

4. What characteristic separated patricians from plebeians?

5. Who was the most popular and powerful man in Massachusetts during the last quarter of the 18th century?

(see the answer key)

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