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 did the original American colonists pride themselves as being?
(a) Righteous with values and morals.
(b) Patriots with abilties and drives.
(c) Free men with rights and liberties.
(d) Fortunate with possessions and families.

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

3. How could a colonial adolescent master a particular skill or learn a discipline?
(a) Learn from a sibling.
(b) Learn from parents.
(c) Be privately tutored.
(d) Be indentured or go to school.

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

5. At the middle of the 18th century, what did many revolutionary leaders feel the colonies still needed?
(a) Monarchial control.
(b) A President.
(c) A standing army.
(d) A constitutional government.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the highest level of knowledge of a trade in colonial America?

2. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?

3. What was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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