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 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.

2. Who said America was "just emerging from the rude unpolished condition of an infant country"?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Joseph Addison.
(c) William Livingston.
(d) Jonathan Mayhew.

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

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

5. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?
(a) Owen Biddle.
(b) Israel Williams.
(c) James Allen.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

6. 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) William Drayton.
(c) Matthew Lyon.
(d) Abraham Bishop.

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

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

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

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

11. In 1787, who said America lacked cohesion?
(a) Elkanah Watson.
(b) Charles Nisbet.
(c) Daniel Webster.
(d) John C. Calhoun.

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

13. What form of address came into general use in the late 18th century?
(a) Sir.
(b) Freeman.
(c) Mr.
(d) Goodman.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In the 1790s, who labeled gentry as men of idleness, extravagance, and dissipation?

4. Who was the speaker of the House of Burgess in 1766?

5. What was the population of America in 1810?

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