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

2. What was the most radical change brought about by the Revolution?
(a) Common people no longer felt inferior.
(b) Common people had the same opportunities as the upper class.
(c) The upper class no longer felt superior.
(d) The upper class must share their status with commoners.

3. Who was the head of a colonial household?
(a) The parents.
(b) The oldest grandfather.
(c) The patriarch.
(d) The matriarch.

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

5. What was the primary nationality of the American colonists?
(a) Irish.
(b) English.
(c) Scottish.
(d) Europeans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?

2. In colonial America, what were women considered from a legal standpoint?

3. How did fathers among colonial gentry control their adult children?

4. What was the colonial role in the renewed Anglo-French warfare in the 1750s?

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

(see the answer key)

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