The Radicalism of the American Revolution Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In colonial America, what was done with a political effigy?
(a) It was hanged.
(b) It was burned.
(c) It was pubically beaten.
(d) It was buried.

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

3. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?
(a) As an abomination.
(b) As just another form of dependency.
(c) As a necessary evil.
(d) As an institution which needs legislation.

4. In colonial America, a person who didn't have to work for a living still held what responsibility?
(a) He owed charity to the poor.
(b) He owed service to society.
(c) He owed money to society.
(d) He owed jobs to the unemployed.

5. In the American colonies, what was the euphemistic name for every kind of personal connection, even if inherently unequal?
(a) Patronage.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Dependency.
(d) Paternalism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the American colonists blame when the wrong people held office?

2. In colonial America, what were the aristocracy allowed to engage in that they weren't allowed in Britain?

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

4. How could a person be mobile in colonial society?

5. At the middle of the 18th century, what did many revolutionary leaders feel the colonies still needed?

(see the answer key)

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