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. What defined modern politicians as "persons who have little, if any regard for the welfare of the republic unless immediately connected with . . . their own private pursuits"?
(a) The Federalist Weekly News.
(b) The Philadelphia News Journal.
(c) The Republican Voice.
(d) The Niles Weekly Register.

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

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

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

5. What was the main source of instability and anxiety in revolutionary America?
(a) Ostentatious aristocracy.
(b) Religious dissent.
(c) Conspicuous consumption.
(d) Pervasive equality.

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

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

8. By 1800, what percent of the Philadelphia labor force were indentured servants?
(a) 3%.
(b) 2%.
(c) 1%.
(d) 4%.

9. What contributed to America's economic troubles in the 1780s?
(a) The establishment of a new government.
(b) The end of the war.
(c) The absence of manufacturing.
(d) The withdrawal of loyalist's monies.

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

11. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?
(a) James Madison.
(b) James Monroe.
(c) Martin Van Buren.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

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

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

14. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Individual conscience.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sail maker spoke for all industrious working men in 1797?

2. Who called traditional ties of a monarchical society "bonds of blood, family, and personal influence"?

3. Who wrote "Common Sense"?

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

5. Who said about Americans that their "universal roar is Commerce"?

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