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) David Ramsey.
(b) Thomas Hutchinson.
(c) Josiah Quincy.
(d) Moses Cooper.

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

3. Who headed the revolutionary committee in Savannah, Georgia when the Revolution began?
(a) An atheist.
(b) A Jew.
(c) An Anglican.
(d) A Quaker.

4. What was democracy considered in the 18th century?
(a) An impossible accomplishment to be dismissed.
(b) A present condition of American life.
(c) A technical term of political theory.
(d) A utopian term or society's hope.

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

6. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?
(a) 15,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 25,000.
(d) 20,000.

7. Where was the first county fair held?
(a) Escambia County, Rhode Island.
(b) Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
(c) Albany County, New York.
(d) Green County, Connecticut.

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

9. Who said that "Benevolence is the Cement and Support of . . . the Great Community of mankind"?
(a) Samuel Cooper.
(b) Israel Williams.
(c) John Quincy Adams.
(d) James Allen.

10. What became a surrogate religion for colonial Americans suspicious of traditional Christianity?
(a) Civic organizations.
(b) Agnosticism.
(c) Freemasonry.
(d) The Quaker religion.

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

12. Whose play "Cato" taught George Washington what it meant to be liberal and virtuous?
(a) William Livingston.
(b) Jonathan Mayhew.
(c) Lord Chesterfield.
(d) Joseph Addison.

13. What did John Locke write about the common moral sense of every man?
(a) That men are amoral.
(b) That men must be taught what is good and bad.
(c) That men are disposed to do bad.
(d) That men are disposed to do good.

14. What eventually became the sole criterion for the political worth of a person?
(a) Loyalty to the party.
(b) Loyalty to the people.
(c) Loyalty to the administration.
(d) Loyalty to the state.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?

2. When did the first American Congress meet?

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

4. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?

5. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?

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