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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was high office in colonial America considered?
(a) As a right and responsibility.
(b) As a profession and profit.
(c) As a sacrifice and burden.
(d) As an honor and privilege.

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

3. What were the religious upheavals in the colonies eventually called?
(a) Church's Decision.
(b) Puritan Petitions.
(c) Great Awakening.
(d) Religious Revolution.

4. What happened in colonial America when Connecticut tried to annex Pennsylvania?
(a) A law suit.
(b) A death.
(c) Riot.
(d) War.

5. Who rejected "ancient prejudices" that supported hereditary monarchy?
(a) Jonathan Sewell.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) Thomas Paine.
(d) John Locke.

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

7. What happened in colonial America when more and more people demanded land?
(a) Land was controlled by the government.
(b) Common people became land owners.
(c) There wasn't enough land.
(d) Land prices went up.

8. Who was governor of Massachusetts during the Boston Tea Party?
(a) Thomas Huxtible.
(b) Thomas Hutchinson.
(c) Thomas Hutton.
(d) Thomas Hutchins.

9. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?
(a) Patricians.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Aristocrats.
(d) Egalitarians.

10. What was the highest class of British society called?
(a) Monarchy.
(b) Hierarchy.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Egalitarianism.

11. How was the Anglican church part of politics in Britain?
(a) It was separate from the government.
(b) It persecuted different religions.
(c) It was an arm of the crown.
(d) It held a political position.

12. What relationship did the American farmer have with the land he worked?
(a) He was the owner.
(b) He borrowed it.
(c) He lent it.
(d) He was a tenant.

13. Who identified the source of the revolution as the dissolution of family authority?
(a) John Locke.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Landon Carter.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic separated patricians from plebeians?

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

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

4. Who was an important patron of Ben Franklin?

5. Historically, what kinds of men are guilty for all wars and tyrannies?

(see the answer keys)

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