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

2. When did the first American Congress meet?
(a) 1787.
(b) 1788.
(c) 1786.
(d) 1789.

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

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

5. What form of address came into general use in the late 18th century?
(a) Mr.
(b) Sir.
(c) Goodman.
(d) Freeman.

6. What did conservatives say caused the degeneration of standards that were tainting America?
(a) Democracy.
(b) The Federalists.
(c) The Constitution.
(d) The French Revolution.

7. In the 1790s, who labeled gentry as men of idleness, extravagance, and dissipation?
(a) Matthew Lyon.
(b) Abraham Bishop
(c) William Drayton.
(d) George Warner.

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

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

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

11. Who wrote "Common Sense"?
(a) Jeremy Belknap.
(b) Samuel Cooper.
(c) Thomas Paine.
(d) Robert Munsford.

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

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

14. What was the population of America in 1810?
(a) 5 million.
(b) 6 million.
(c) 8 million.
(d) 7 million.

15. What was democracy considered in the 18th century?
(a) A utopian term or society's hope.
(b) A present condition of American life.
(c) A technical term of political theory.
(d) An impossible accomplishment to be dismissed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?

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

3. How many Boston merchants were named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778?

4. By 1820, which territories had doubled the size of America?

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

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