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

Gordon S. Wood
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Ben Franklin identify as the central political problems of his time?
(a) Love of power and money.
(b) Hatred of politicians and the military.
(c) Love of country and home.
(d) Hatred of dependence and oppression.

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

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

4. When meeting someone new in colonial America, what was required for confidence in dealing with that person?
(a) A letter of introduction.
(b) Common interests.
(c) Compatible personalities.
(d) A mutual acquaintance.

5. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?
(a) George Cabot.
(b) James Kent.
(c) Fisher Ames.
(d) Oliver Wolcott.

Short Answer Questions

1. Towards the middle of the 18th century, how fast was the American population growing?

2. In colonial America, what was absent between centralized and local authorities?

3. What did classical republican ideals lay the foundation for?

4. What percentage of southern colonists were aristocrats?

5. What most alarmed the American colonial gentry of the 1760s and 1770s?

(see the answer key)

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