The Radicalism of the American Revolution Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What relationship did the American farmer have with the land he worked?
(a) He was the owner.
(b) He borrowed it.
(c) He lent it.
(d) He was a tenant.

2. What did colonial religious sects have in common?
(a) They advocated disobeying authority.
(b) They advocated disavowing authority.
(c) They advocated honoring authority.
(d) They advocated controlling authority.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In colonial America, what were the aristocracy allowed to engage in that they weren't allowed in Britain?

2. What did the original American colonists pride themselves as being?

3. How could a person be mobile in colonial society?

4. In colonial America, which pairs of words were "opposites and irreconcilable"?

5. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?

(see the answer key)

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