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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 religious belief did Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin hold?
(a) Puritan.
(b) Deist.
(c) Christian.
(d) Anglican.

2. Who rejected "ancient prejudices" that supported hereditary monarchy?
(a) Jonathan Sewell.
(b) John Locke.
(c) Ben Franklin.
(d) Thomas Paine.

3. What were those who opposed the Anglican church called?
(a) Converts.
(b) Dissenters.
(c) Heretics.
(d) Proselytes.

4. How did colonial gentry demonstrate virtue?
(a) By supporting trade schools and farms.
(b) By church attendance and charitable contributions.
(c) By righteous behavior and virtuous living.
(d) By consuming enough to employ the commoners.

5. What was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?
(a) He must be a member of a political party and the militia.
(b) He must be free from material and intellectual want.
(c) He must be a married man with good standing in the community.
(d) He must be a land owner and a church member.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the middle of the 18th century, what did many revolutionary leaders feel the colonies still needed?

2. When Ben Franklin was a boy, what important man discussed books with him?

3. Who vigorously denounced the Stamp Act riots in 1765?

4. Who must yield power for a government to be good?

5. What happened in colonial America when Connecticut tried to annex Pennsylvania?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In colonial America, what was the purpose of the pillory or whipping post?

3. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

4. What was the relationship of farmers and merchants in colonial America?

5. How was family defined in colonial America?

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

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

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

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

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

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