The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Final Test - Easy

Gordon S. Wood
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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) 2%.
(c) 1%.
(d) 4%.

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

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

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

5. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?
(a) 15,000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 25,000.
(d) 10,000.

6. In the late 18th century, what replaced whipping and execution as penal codes?
(a) Restitution.
(b) Rehabilitation.
(c) Deportation.
(d) Imprisonment.

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

8. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?
(a) Fisher Ames.
(b) George Cabot.
(c) James Kent.
(d) Oliver Wolcott.

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

10. 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 Federalist Weekly News.
(b) The Niles Weekly Register.
(c) The Philadelphia News Journal.
(d) The Republican Voice.

11. What was the main source of instability and anxiety in revolutionary America?
(a) Pervasive equality.
(b) Conspicuous consumption.
(c) Religious dissent.
(d) Ostentatious aristocracy.

12. What sail maker spoke for all industrious working men in 1797?
(a) Abraham Bishop.
(b) George Warner.
(c) Matthew Lyon.
(d) William Drayton.

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

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

15. Who said that the mind could be cultivated like a garden?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Thomas Paine.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?

2. What was the most radical ideology initiated by the Revolution?

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

4. What did conservatives say caused the degeneration of standards that were tainting America?

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

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