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 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.

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

3. What was the population of America in 1810?
(a) 7 million.
(b) 6 million.
(c) 8 million.
(d) 5 million.

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

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

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

7. 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) John Jebb.
(b) David Hume.
(c) Thomas Stone.
(d) James Iredell.

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

9. When did Americans begin to call for the boycotting of British goods?
(a) When the Stamp Act was issued.
(b) When the Patriotic Society was formed.
(c) When artisans in Philadelphia won four city offices.
(d) When Mechanics Hall became a meeting place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who headed the revolutionary committee in Savannah, Georgia when the Revolution began?

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

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

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

5. Who wrote "Common Sense"?

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