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

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

3. 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) James Iredell.
(c) John Jebb.
(d) David Hume.

4. 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.

5. Who became the richest man in Gloucester, R.I., just a few years before the revolution?
(a) Josiah Quincy.
(b) Moses Cooper.
(c) Thomas Hutchinson.
(d) David Ramsey.

6. Who wrote the book "The Patriots"?
(a) Robert Munsford.
(b) Jeremy Belknap.
(c) Israel Williams.
(d) Owen Biddle.

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

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

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

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

11. Who was the speaker of the House of Burgess in 1766?
(a) John Robinson.
(b) Richard Henry Lee.
(c) Algernon Sidney.
(d) John Criswell.

12. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?
(a) The withdrawal of loyalist's monies.
(b) The absence of manufacturing.
(c) The establishment of a new government.
(d) The end of the war.

13. Who said, "Idolatry to Monarchs and servility of Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time"?
(a) William Henry Drayton.
(b) Moses Cooper.
(c) David Ramsey.
(d) John Adams.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?

2. How many Boston merchants were named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778?

3. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?

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

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

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