The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the main source of instability and anxiety in revolutionary America?
(a) Pervasive equality.
(b) Ostentatious aristocracy.
(c) Conspicuous consumption.
(d) Religious dissent.

2. In 1787, who said America lacked cohesion?
(a) Daniel Webster.
(b) Charles Nisbet.
(c) Elkanah Watson.
(d) John C. Calhoun.

3. Who said America was "just emerging from the rude unpolished condition of an infant country"?
(a) Joseph Addison.
(b) William Livingston.
(c) Jonathan Mayhew.
(d) George Washington.

4. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
(a) James Cheetham.
(b) William Livingston.
(c) Charles Carroll.
(d) George Mason.

5. When was the Virgina constitution written?
(a) 1776.
(b) 1778.
(c) 1774.
(d) 1775.

6. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?
(a) William Livingston.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Jonathan Mayhew.
(d) Joseph Addison.

7. By 1820, which territories had doubled the size of America?
(a) Florida and Alabama.
(b) Florida and Louisiana.
(c) Alabama and Mississippi.
(d) Louisiana and Mississippi.

8. Who strove to undermine the gentry's distinctiveness and privileges by emphasizing their similarity to common people?
(a) George Warner.
(b) William Drayton.
(c) Matthew Lyon.
(d) Abraham Bishop.

9. Before the revolution, what was labor associated with?
(a) Tradition and necessity.
(b) Increased productivity.
(c) Oppression and fear.
(d) Slavery and servitude.

10. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?
(a) That men are amoral.
(b) That men must be taught what is good and bad.
(c) That men are disposed to do bad.
(d) That men are disposed to do good.

11. Who headed the revolutionary committee in Savannah, Georgia when the Revolution began?
(a) An atheist.
(b) A Jew.
(c) An Anglican.
(d) A Quaker.

12. Who believed that each individual was responsible for his or her eternal salvation or damnation?
(a) Lyman Beecher.
(b) Barton Stone.
(c) Elias Smith.
(d) Lorenzo Dow.

13. Whose Massachusetts family had done missionary work among the Indians?
(a) Joseph Addison.
(b) Jonathan Mayhew.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) William Livingston.

14. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?
(a) The withdrawal of loyalist's monies.
(b) The absence of manufacturing.
(c) The establishment of a new government.
(d) The end of the war.

15. Where was the first county fair held?
(a) Albany County, New York.
(b) Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
(c) Green County, Connecticut.
(d) Escambia County, Rhode Island.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the late 18th century, what replaced whipping and execution as penal codes?

2. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?

3. Who said that after the revolution people were changed form subjects to citizens?

4. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?

5. What did conservatives say caused the degeneration of standards that were tainting America?

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