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 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.

2. Who said that after the revolution people were changed form subjects to citizens?
(a) David Ramsey.
(b) William Henry Drayton.
(c) Moses Cooper.
(d) John Adams.

3. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?
(a) James Kent.
(b) George Cabot.
(c) Oliver Wolcott.
(d) Fisher Ames.

4. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?
(a) Israel Williams.
(b) James Allen.
(c) Owen Biddle.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

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

6. What percent of colonial Americans were loyalists?
(a) 10%.
(b) 5%.
(c) 20%.
(d) 15%.

7. Who wrote the book "The Idle Man"?
(a) Richard Henry Dana.
(b) Samuel Morse.
(c) David Dudley.
(d) James Kent.

8. Who wrote the book "The Patriots"?
(a) Robert Munsford.
(b) Owen Biddle.
(c) Israel Williams.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

9. In 1800, what percent of the American labor force was in farming?
(a) 75%.
(b) 85%.
(c) 70%.
(d) 80%.

10. In the late 1760s, who dismissed people's right to participate in government if they didn't have a liberal arts education?
(a) William Drayton.
(b) George Warner.
(c) Matthew Lyon.
(d) Abraham Bishop.

11. What eventually became the sole criterion for the political worth of a person?
(a) Loyalty to the state.
(b) Loyalty to the party.
(c) Loyalty to the administration.
(d) Loyalty to the people.

12. When did Americans begin to call for the boycotting of British goods?
(a) When the Patriotic Society was formed.
(b) When artisans in Philadelphia won four city offices.
(c) When the Stamp Act was issued.
(d) When Mechanics Hall became a meeting place.

13. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?
(a) James Allen.
(b) Samuel Cooper.
(c) Israel Williams.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

14. What did John Adams consider to be the main mark of a gentleman?
(a) Virture and charitable causes.
(b) A liberal arts education.
(c) Dedication to public service.
(d) Wealth and ease of life.

15. What year was the Continental Congress?
(a) 1773.
(b) 1774.
(c) 1772.
(d) 1775.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?

2. When was the Virgina constitution written?

3. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?

4. What became a surrogate religion for colonial Americans suspicious of traditional Christianity?

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

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