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

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

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

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

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

6. Who said, "We see with other eyes; we hear with other ears"?
(a) Thomas Paine.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) John Adams.

7. How many Boston merchants were named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778?
(a) 44.
(b) 46.
(c) 47.
(d) 45.

8. What most alarmed the American colonial gentry of the 1760s and 1770s?
(a) That common people disrespected the gentry.
(b) That common people wanted to participate in government.
(c) That common people were striving to become gentry.
(d) That their wealth was dependent on common people.

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

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

11. Who said about Americans that their "universal roar is Commerce"?
(a) Philip Freneau.
(b) William Crafts.
(c) Samuel Mitchill.
(d) Oliver Evans.

12. What did John Adams consider to be the main mark of a gentleman?
(a) A liberal arts education.
(b) Wealth and ease of life.
(c) Virture and charitable causes.
(d) Dedication to public service.

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

14. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?
(a) Thomas Paine.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) William Wollaston.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?

2. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?

3. How many loyalists left the colonies during the revolution?

4. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?

5. Who became the richest man in Gloucester, R.I., just a few years before the revolution?

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