The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Final Test - Medium

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. What did the revolutionaries mean when they said they supported equality?
(a) They supported equality of opportunity.
(b) They supported equal income.
(c) They supported equal education.
(d) They supported equal distribution of wealth.

2. Who believed progress and social harmony would result from the enlightened conclusion of the new American society?
(a) John Quincy Adams.
(b) Robert Munsford.
(c) James Allen.
(d) Jeremy Belknap.

3. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation" was a key document for which man?
(a) Jonathan Mayhew.
(b) William Livingston.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Joseph Addison.

4. What did Leverett Saltonstall call "the great bond of civil society"?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Individual conscience.
(d) Christianity.

5. How much were the first congressmen and senators paid per day of service?
(a) $7.
(b) $6.
(c) $4.
(d) $5.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that the secret of America's prosperity was the celebration of work?

2. Who said that after the revolution people were changed form subjects to citizens?

3. What year was the Continental Congress?

4. Who wrote "The Religion of Nature Delineated"?

5. How many loyalists left the colonies during the revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. What influence did George Washington exert at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787?

2. What did individual independence mean to revolutionaries?

3. On what precept was freemasonry organized?

4. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?

5. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, why did the revolutionary leaders almost immediately begin to doubt that their hope of a utopian America would be realized?

6. According to John Toland, what is the difference between a man who is free and one who is dependent?

7. What social conditions which normally precipitate a revolution were absent during the American Revolution?

8. How did the opinion of a traditional gentleman's assumption of leisure change towards the end of the 18th century?

9. What did the American westward movement of the early 19th century do to traditional forms of social organization?

10. What was the Constitution of 1787 suppose to mitigate?

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