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

2. In colonial America, what were women considered from a legal standpoint?
(a) They were independent.
(b) They were non-people.
(c) They were possessions.
(d) They were dependent.

3. What percentage of southern colonists were aristocrats?
(a) 5-6%.
(b) 7-8%.
(c) 4-5%.
(d) 2-3%.

4. How did fathers among colonial gentry control their adult children?
(a) They used corporal punishment.
(b) They took away their possessions.
(c) They took them to court.
(d) They threathened disinheritance.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What relationship did the British farmer have with the land he worked?

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

3. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?

4. What was another name for colonial commoners?

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

(see the answer key)

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