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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much land did the British victory over France in 1759-1763 open for speculation or settlement?
(a) 500 million acres.
(b) 700 million acres.
(c) 400 million acres.
(d) 600 million acres.

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

3. Where was Ben Franklin quartered when he sailed to England in 1724?
(a) First class.
(b) With the crew.
(c) With the captain.
(d) Steerage.

4. How were superiors, magistrates, and masters to be honored?
(a) As fathers.
(b) As parents.
(c) As mothers.
(d) As equals.

5. How did the grandest colonial American estates compare to traditional British estates?
(a) There were much larger.
(b) They were much smaller.
(c) They were worth more.
(d) They were about the same size.

6. What circumstance was unknown in small scale colonial American society?
(a) Dissent.
(b) Privacy.
(c) Opposition.
(d) Conformity.

7. In the 18th century, what did the golden age of Roman literature speak about?
(a) Scientific and historic discoveries.
(b) Moral and ethical issues.
(c) Political and social ideals.
(d) Religious and emotional decisions.

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

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

10. What characteristic of their heritage did colonial Americans in New England cling to?
(a) Conscientious objection.
(b) Charity.
(c) Defiance.
(d) Militance.

11. Who argued that Britain was an unnatural parent?
(a) Tories.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Patriots.
(d) Whigs.

12. In colonial America, why did officer holders receive honors and titles?
(a) To give honor where honor is due.
(b) To solicit money for polictical causes.
(c) To impress and show up their peers.
(d) To inspire respect and obedience from the common people.

13. How did John Locke view a child's mind?
(a) As useless and unformed.
(b) As foolish until educated.
(c) As moldable as clay.
(d) As a blank slate.

14. In colonial America, how did parents view their power as parents?
(a) Head of a democracy.
(b) Limited monarchy.
(c) Equals within the family.
(d) Dictatorship.

15. When Ben Franklin was a boy, what important man discussed books with him?
(a) James Logan.
(b) William Allen.
(c) Andrew Hamilton.
(d) William Burnet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the colonial American courts treat more seriously than violent acts?

2. In colonial America, what was done with a political effigy?

3. When did the Seven Years War take place?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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