The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Final Test - Easy

Gordon S. Wood
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said about Americans that their "universal roar is Commerce"?
(a) William Crafts.
(b) Philip Freneau.
(c) Oliver Evans.
(d) Samuel Mitchill.

2. When was the Virgina constitution written?
(a) 1774.
(b) 1776.
(c) 1775.
(d) 1778.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Joseph Addison.
(c) William Livingston.
(d) Jonathan Mayhew.

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

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

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

12. 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 Republican Voice.
(b) The Federalist Weekly News.
(c) The Niles Weekly Register.
(d) The Philadelphia News Journal.

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

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) William Henry Drayton.
(c) Moses Cooper.
(d) David Ramsey.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the main source of instability and anxiety in revolutionary America?

3. How many American whiskey distilleries were there in 1830?

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

5. 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?

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