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. How could a person be mobile in colonial society?
(a) By earning money and buying status for the new rank.
(b) By demonstrating and possessing qualifications for new rank.
(c) By marrying into a higher social rank.
(d) By replacing someone of a higher rank.

2. Who spoke for and was responsible for servants, slaves, and tenants?
(a) They were responsible for themselves.
(b) The head of the household.
(c) The colonial government.
(d) No one was responsible for them.

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

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

5. What was the colonial role in the renewed Anglo-French warfare in the 1750s?
(a) They supplied manpower and resources to England.
(b) They supplied manpower and resources to France.
(c) They supplied no manpower or resources to any country.
(d) They had no manpower or resources to supply to any country.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of colonial churches dominated the first third of the 18th century?

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

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

4. In colonial America, what was the ultimate means of defending one's honor?

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

(see the answer key)

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