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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did monarchists hold as extremely important?
(a) Counterculture and reorganization.
(b) Peace and order.
(c) Liberty and independence.
(d) Monarchy and enlightenment.

4. What kind of colonial churches dominated the first third of the 18th century?
(a) Organizational and society supported churches.
(b) Denominationally supported churches.
(c) Independent congregation supported churches.
(d) Centralized state supported churches.

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

6. When did the Seven Years War take place?
(a) 1750s.
(b) 1730s.
(c) 1760s.
(d) 1740s.

7. In colonial America, what emerged after politics cease to be a contest among prominent families?
(a) Fair laws.
(b) Political parties.
(c) Money for good causes.
(d) Honest officials.

8. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?
(a) Individual desires of the mother.
(b) Individual desires of the children.
(c) Individual desires of the father.
(d) Individual desires of the head of the household.

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

10. In colonial America, which pairs of words were "opposites and irreconcilable"?
(a) Freedom and dependency.
(b) Freedom and religion.
(c) Indentured and dependency.
(d) Tenant and dependency.

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

12. How did non-English colonial Americans feel about the monarchy?
(a) They had great respect for it.
(b) They had no attachment to it.
(c) They wished it were abolished.
(d) They hoped it will continue.

13. What percentage of northern colonists were aristocrats?
(a) 11%.
(b) 9%.
(c) 10%.
(d) 8%.

14. During the war against France, what did farmers buy after they sold their surplus to the British troops?
(a) Needed equipment.
(b) Luxury goods.
(c) Necessities.
(d) More land.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the American colonies, what was the euphemistic name for every kind of personal connection, even if inherently unequal?

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

4. What did Ben Franklin say about government?

5. When Ben Franklin was a boy, what important man discussed books with him?

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