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

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

3. Who believed progress and social harmony would result from the enlightened conclusion of the new American society?
(a) Robert Munsford.
(b) Jeremy Belknap.
(c) James Allen.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

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

5. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?
(a) William Wollaston.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Thomas Paine.
(d) Lord Chesterfield.

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

7. Who resigned from Congress in 1778 because he did not feel he could be a good Congressman because of necessity he was also compelled to practice law?
(a) Thomas Stone.
(b) David Hume.
(c) James Iredell.
(d) John Jebb.

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

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

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

11. How much were the first congressmen and senators paid per day of service?
(a) $6.
(b) $5.
(c) $7.
(d) $4.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?

2. Who said, "the attracting force of universal love" existed in all people?

3. In the 1790s, who labeled gentry as men of idleness, extravagance, and dissipation?

4. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?

5. Who had an international reputation as a hero in the 1780s?

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