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

2. Whose play "Cato" taught George Washington what it meant to be liberal and virtuous?
(a) Lord Chesterfield.
(b) Jonathan Mayhew.
(c) William Livingston.
(d) Joseph Addison.

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

4. Who believed that each individual was responsible for his or her eternal salvation or damnation?
(a) Lorenzo Dow.
(b) Elias Smith.
(c) Lyman Beecher.
(d) Barton Stone.

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

6. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?
(a) That men are amoral.
(b) That men are disposed to do bad.
(c) That men are disposed to do good.
(d) That men must be taught what is good and bad.

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

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

9. 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) John Jebb.
(d) James Iredell.

10. What was the most radical ideology initiated by the Revolution?
(a) . Republicanism.
(b) Equality.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Liberalism.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was democracy considered in the 18th century?

2. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?

3. Who said, "Idolatry to Monarchs and servility of Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time"?

4. What was the population of America in 1810?

5. Who said that the mind could be cultivated like a garden?

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