The Radicalism of the American Revolution Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the colonial American courts treat more seriously than violent acts?
(a) Cheating.
(b) Profanity.
(c) Laziness.
(d) Disobedience.

2. What did Ben Franklin identify as the central political problems of his time?
(a) Love of power and money.
(b) Hatred of politicians and the military.
(c) Love of country and home.
(d) Hatred of dependence and oppression.

3. What supported the colonial southern plantations that made networks of influence unnecessary?
(a) Farming.
(b) Outside investors.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Family networks.

4. How did colonial gentry demonstrate virtue?
(a) By righteous behavior and virtuous living.
(b) By supporting trade schools and farms.
(c) By consuming enough to employ the commoners.
(d) By church attendance and charitable contributions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In colonial America, who was rescued from poverty as a fourteen-year-old boy, only to become one of Virginia's most distinguished leaders?

2. What was another name for colonial commoners?

3. Within the colonial family unit, what right did adult children demand?

4. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?

5. What was critical to the success of colonial American office holders?

(see the answer key)

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