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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. At the middle of the 18th century, what did many revolutionary leaders feel the colonies still needed?
(a) A President.
(b) Monarchial control.
(c) A constitutional government.
(d) A standing army.

2. 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) Charles Wilson Peale.
(b) Daniel Dulagy.
(c) Edmund Pendleton.
(d) Benjamin Robinson.

3. How was intermarriage and inbreeding looked upon by colonial gentry?
(a) It is encouraged.
(b) It is illegal.
(c) It is commonplace.
(d) It is forbidden.

4. How did colonial Americans look on black slavery?
(a) As a necessary evil.
(b) As just another form of dependency.
(c) As an institution which needs legislation.
(d) As an abomination.

5. What happened in colonial America when Connecticut tried to annex Pennsylvania?
(a) A death.
(b) A law suit.
(c) War.
(d) Riot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did monarchists hold as extremely important?

2. What characteristic separated patricians from plebeians?

3. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?

4. What was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How was family defined in colonial America?

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

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

4. How was the term 'gentleman' redefined in the 16th century?

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

6. Why could Anglo-American colonists never be good subjects to the crown?

7. What did the British conquest of the French in 1759 and the subsequent peace in 1763 do to colonial expansion?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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