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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Towards the middle of the 18th century, how fast was the American population growing?
(a) It doubled every 10 years.
(b) It doubled every 20 years.
(c) It doubled every 15 years.
(d) It doubled every 5 years.

2. From which business did Ben Franklin eventually retire?
(a) Printing.
(b) Store owner.
(c) Banking.
(d) Bookbinding.

3. What was the status of an indentured servant in colonial America?
(a) He was the lowest class of society.
(b) He was working his way up the ladder.
(c) He was a free agent.
(d) He was property.

4. Who vigorously denounced the Stamp Act riots in 1765?
(a) James Otis.
(b) Daniel Moore.
(c) Henry Laurens.
(d) Thomas Hutchison.

5. What were colonial American rulers always concerned about regarding their positions?
(a) There would be plots against them.
(b) The collapse of the government.
(c) There would be conspiracies agains the people they govern.
(d) The finances to run their office.

6. How did Colonel Landon Carter express his confusion about child rearing in colonial society?
(a) In a series of newspaper articles.
(b) In a diary.
(c) In a series of lectures.
(d) In a book.

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

8. Who wrote about the irreligious "Wild Woods" of the Carolina back country?
(a) Charles Masonward.
(b) Woodward Charleston.
(c) Charles Woodmason.
(d) Mason Woodward.

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

10. Historically, what do good Englishmen do?
(a) Fortify their defenses.
(b) Resist tyranny.
(c) Help the downtrodden.
(d) Build their economy.

11. What did colonial religious sects have in common?
(a) They advocated disobeying authority.
(b) They advocated controlling authority.
(c) They advocated disavowing authority.
(d) They advocated honoring authority.

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

13. Originally in colonial America, how were gentlemen to treat inferiors and subordinates?
(a) As equals.
(b) As children.
(c) As spouses.
(d) As parents.

14. In colonial America, what was absent between centralized and local authorities?
(a) Agreement.
(b) Harmony.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Stability.

15. Within the colonial family unit, what right did adult children demand?
(a) To strike out on their own.
(b) To choose their own employment.
(c) To choose their own spouses.
(d) To be responsible for themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Ben Franklin say about government?

2. How could a colonial adolescent master a particular skill or learn a discipline?

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

4. What was the primary nationality of the American colonists?

5. Where was Ben Franklin quartered when he sailed to England in 1724?

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