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Gordon S. Wood
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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. Historically, what do good Englishmen do?
(a) Resist tyranny.
(b) Build their economy.
(c) Fortify their defenses.
(d) Help the downtrodden.

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

3. Who must yield power for a government to be good?
(a) Men who care about society.
(b) Men interested in politics.
(c) Disinterested men.
(d) Wealthy men.

4. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?
(a) Egalitarians.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Aristocrats.
(d) Patricians.

5. Historically, what kinds of men are guilty for all wars and tyrannies?
(a) Politically powerful men.
(b) Egotistical men.
(c) Educated men.
(d) Extraordinary men.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could a colonial adolescent master a particular skill or learn a discipline?

2. What percentage of northern colonists were aristocrats?

3. When first offered, why did Ben Franklin say he would not accept the military rank of colonel?

4. In colonial America, how did parents view their power as parents?

5. What did colonial religious sects have in common?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did wealthy commoners in the colonies try to gain status as gentlemen?

3. What would a colonist do if someone spoke publicly against him?

4. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

5. Why was traditional hierarchical authority brought to question throughout the 18th century?

6. Before the revolution, what did the aristocracy think of the common people?

7. How was mid-18th century colonial America a traditional society?

8. In colonial America, what was an entailed estate?

9. How did Bernard Mandeville and David Hume feel about the common people buying luxuries?

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

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