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

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

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

4. Who said, "We see with other eyes; we hear with other ears"?
(a) Lord Chesterfield.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Thomas Paine.

5. By 1800, what percent of the Philadelphia labor force were indentured servants?
(a) 4%.
(b) 1%.
(c) 2%.
(d) 3%.

6. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?
(a) Martin Van Buren.
(b) James Madison.
(c) James Monroe.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

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

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

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

10. Who said that the secret of America's prosperity was the celebration of work?
(a) Theodore Sedgewick.
(b) Micheal Chevalier.
(c) Francis Grund.
(d) Edward Everett.

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

12. What did the revolutionaries mean when they said they supported equality?
(a) They supported equal distribution of wealth.
(b) They supported equality of opportunity.
(c) They supported equal education.
(d) They supported equal income.

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

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

15. Who said America, "hath a blank sheet to write upon"?
(a) Lord Chesterfield.
(b) Thomas Paine.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) John Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. What defined modern politicians as "persons who have little, if any regard for the welfare of the republic unless immediately connected with . . . their own private pursuits"?

2. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?

3. What sail maker spoke for all industrious working men in 1797?

4. Who was the speaker of the House of Burgess in 1766?

5. What form of address came into general use in the late 18th century?

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