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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What relationship did the American farmer have with the land he worked?
(a) He borrowed it.
(b) He lent it.
(c) He was a tenant.
(d) He was the owner.

2. What was the ideology of the Enlightenment?
(a) Counterculture.
(b) Mysticism.
(c) Rationalism.
(d) Republicanism.

3. Why was poverty considered a virtue for common colonial people?
(a) It kept them industrious.
(b) It kept them satisfied.
(c) It kept them subjected.
(d) It kept them submissive.

4. In colonial America, what was a self-made man called?
(a) A lucky Tom.
(b) An industrious Samuel.
(c) A poor Richard.
(d) A wealthy William.

5. How were superiors, magistrates, and masters to be honored?
(a) As mothers.
(b) As equals.
(c) As fathers.
(d) As parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the primary nationality of the American colonists?

2. In colonial America, what was done with a political effigy?

3. Where was Ben Franklin quartered when he sailed to England in 1724?

4. After retiring, what does Ben Franklin do that later embarrasses him?

5. Who wrote the "Spirit of Laws" in 1748?

Short Essay Questions

1. How had the definition of aristocracy in colonial America changed by the 18th century?

2. In times of war, how were aristocratic soldiers treated differently than common soldiers?

3. What were the distinctions between colonial American aristocracy and British aristocracy?

4. What was the thinking of many colonial American Protestants towards child rearing?

5. What characterized colonial American tenantry?

6. How did gentry families try to emulate English nobility?

7. What was the difference between morality under a republic rather than a monarchy?

8. How was family defined in colonial America?

9. In small face-to-face colonial society, give two examples of how official and personal affairs combined.

10. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

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