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 wrote the book "The Idle Man"?
(a) James Kent.
(b) Richard Henry Dana.
(c) Samuel Morse.
(d) David Dudley.

2. How many loyalists left the colonies during the revolution?
(a) 60,000.
(b) 70,000.
(c) 90,000.
(d) 80,000.

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

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

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

6. Who said he didn't know how to keep America from "sliding down into the mire of democracy"?
(a) Fisher Ames.
(b) James Kent.
(c) George Cabot.
(d) Oliver Wolcott.

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

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

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

10. Who drew up the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
(a) Charles Carroll.
(b) James Cheetham.
(c) William Livingston.
(d) George Mason.

11. What percent of colonial Americans were loyalists?
(a) 5%.
(b) 20%.
(c) 15%.
(d) 10%.

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

13. Who said that the secret of America's prosperity was the celebration of work?
(a) Francis Grund.
(b) Theodore Sedgewick.
(c) Edward Everett.
(d) Micheal Chevalier.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "Common Sense"?

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

3. Who said that the mind could be cultivated like a garden?

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

5. What was the most radical ideology initiated by the Revolution?

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