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. Whose Massachusetts family had done missionary work among the Indians?
(a) Jonathan Mayhew.
(b) Joseph Addison.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) William Livingston.

2. 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.

3. 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"?
(a) The Republican Voice.
(b) The Philadelphia News Journal.
(c) The Federalist Weekly News.
(d) The Niles Weekly Register.

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

5. How many loyalists left the colonies during the revolution?
(a) 90,000.
(b) 70,000.
(c) 80,000.
(d) 60,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What became a surrogate religion for colonial Americans suspicious of traditional Christianity?
(a) The Quaker religion.
(b) Agnosticism.
(c) Freemasonry.
(d) Civic organizations.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What most alarmed the American colonial gentry of the 1760s and 1770s?

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

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

4. In the 1790s, who proclaimed that every man and woman in every society ought to work?

5. How much were the first congressmen and senators paid per day of service?

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