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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. In colonial America, who was rescued from poverty as a fourteen-year-old boy, only to become one of Virginia's most distinguished leaders?
(a) Daniel Dulagy.
(b) Charles Wilson Peale.
(c) Edmund Pendleton.
(d) Benjamin Robinson.

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

3. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?
(a) Individual desires of the mother.
(b) Individual desires of the head of the household.
(c) Individual desires of the father.
(d) Individual desires of the children.

4. Who was governor of Massachusetts during the Boston Tea Party?
(a) Thomas Hutton.
(b) Thomas Huxtible.
(c) Thomas Hutchins.
(d) Thomas Hutchinson.

5. What did monarchists hold as extremely important?
(a) Monarchy and enlightenment.
(b) Counterculture and reorganization.
(c) Peace and order.
(d) Liberty and independence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were superiors, magistrates, and masters to be honored?

2. What relationship did the American farmer have with the land he worked?

3. What religious belief did Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin hold?

4. When did the Seven Years War take place?

5. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did colonists so eagerly desire titles or distinctions?

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

5. Why was the family household in colonial America the place where most work was done?

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

7. How was individual governmental service defined under the monarchy?

8. Give examples of the patronage Ben Franklin practiced when he became Deputy Postmaster General of North America.

9. How was patriarchy within the colonial family unit challenged during the 18th century?

10. How did religion in colonial America support the authority and order of the monarchy?

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