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

2. What percent of colonial Americans were loyalists?
(a) 5%.
(b) 20%.
(c) 10%.
(d) 15%.

3. 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.

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

5. Who said, "All Christendom has been decomposed, broken in pieces" in this "fiery furnace of democracy"?
(a) Elias Smith.
(b) Harrison Gray Otis.
(c) Samuel Blodgett.
(d) Thomas Campbell.

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

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

8. In 1800, what percent of the American labor force was in farming?
(a) 85%.
(b) 80%.
(c) 70%.
(d) 75%.

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

10. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?
(a) Jonathan Mayhew.
(b) Joseph Addison.
(c) George Washington.
(d) William Livingston.

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

12. In the 1790s, who proclaimed that every man and woman in every society ought to work?
(a) Parson Weems.
(b) Benjamin Rush.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Edward Everett.

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

14. Who said that the secret of America's prosperity was the celebration of work?
(a) Micheal Chevalier.
(b) Francis Grund.
(c) Edward Everett.
(d) Theodore Sedgewick.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By 1800, what percent of the Philadelphia labor force were indentured servants?

3. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?

4. What eventually became the sole criterion for the political worth of a person?

5. Before the revolution, what was labor associated with?

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