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

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

3. Who said, "Idolatry to Monarchs and servility of Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time"?
(a) William Henry Drayton.
(b) David Ramsey.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Moses Cooper.

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

5. 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.

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

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

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

9. Who had an international reputation as a hero in the 1780s?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Ben Franklin.

10. Who said, "the attracting force of universal love" existed in all people?
(a) Joel Barlow.
(b) William Sampson.
(c) George Cabot.
(d) William Channing.

11. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Individual conscience.

12. In 1774 Philadelphia, what was the Philadelphia Committee of Nineteen?
(a) A loyalist organization.
(b) A trade organization.
(c) A resistance organization.
(d) A religious organization.

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

14. Who became the richest man in Gloucester, R.I., just a few years before the revolution?
(a) Moses Cooper.
(b) Thomas Hutchinson.
(c) David Ramsey.
(d) Josiah Quincy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said America, "hath a blank sheet to write upon"?

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

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

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

5. Who believed that each individual was responsible for his or her eternal salvation or damnation?

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