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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was the colonial role in the renewed Anglo-French warfare in the 1750s?
(a) They supplied no manpower or resources to any country.
(b) They supplied manpower and resources to France.
(c) They had no manpower or resources to supply to any country.
(d) They supplied manpower and resources to England.

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

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

6. What was the highest level of knowledge of a trade in colonial America?
(a) Apprentice.
(b) Expert.
(c) Master.
(d) Journeyman.

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

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

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

10. Who bought the small planters tobacco crops rather than taking them on consignment?
(a) Irish merchant houses.
(b) Scottish merchant houses.
(c) British merchant houses.
(d) Welsh merchant houses.

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

12. After retiring, what does Ben Franklin do that later embarrasses him?
(a) Commission a uniform.
(b) Commission a special gun.
(c) Commission a portrait.
(d) Commission a house.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Philadelphia's approximate population in 1760?

2. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?

3. What did colonial religious sects have in common?

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

5. In colonial America, what was the ultimate means of defending one's honor?

(see the answer keys)

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