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 member of a political party and the militia.
(b) He must be free from material and intellectual want.
(c) He must be a married man with good standing in the community.
(d) He must be a land owner and a church member.

2. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?
(a) It is forbidden.
(b) It is commonplace.
(c) It is encouraged.
(d) It is illegal.

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

4. What was another name for colonial commoners?
(a) Patricians.
(b) Plebians.
(c) Egalitarians.
(d) Serfs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?

2. Who spoke for and was responsible for servants, slaves, and tenants?

3. What was the highest class of British society called?

4. Why was poverty considered a virtue for common colonial people?

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

(see the answer key)

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