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 was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?
(a) He must be a married man with good standing in the community.
(b) He must be free from material and intellectual want.
(c) He must be a member of a political party and the militia.
(d) He must be a land owner and a church member.

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

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

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

5. In colonial America, which pairs of words were "opposites and irreconcilable"?
(a) Indentured and dependency.
(b) Freedom and dependency.
(c) Tenant and dependency.
(d) Freedom and religion.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What was the status of an indentured servant in colonial America?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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