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. Originally in colonial America, how were gentlemen to treat inferiors and subordinates?
(a) As equals.
(b) As parents.
(c) As spouses.
(d) As children.

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

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

4. How were domestic servants treated in colonial America as compared to Europe at that same time?
(a) With more brutality and humiliation.
(b) With less free time and days off.
(c) With more kindness and compassion.
(d) With fewer accommodations and conveniences.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How are people regarded in a hierarchical society?

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

5. What was the most radical change brought about by the Revolution?

(see the answer key)

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