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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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 Mechanics Hall became a meeting place.
(d) When the Stamp Act was issued.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the revolutionaries mean when they said they supported equality?

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

3. Who became the richest man in Gloucester, R.I., just a few years before the revolution?

4. In 1800, what percent of the American labor force was in farming?

5. Whose play "Cato" taught George Washington what it meant to be liberal and virtuous?

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