The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Ben Franklin quartered when he sailed to England in 1724?

2. Who bought the small planters tobacco crops rather than taking them on consignment?

3. What did the colonial American courts treat more seriously than violent acts?

4. What relationship did the British farmer have with the land he worked?

5. Who was the head of a colonial household?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did American office holders from 1776 on urge their republican governments to not only pay salaries but to keep raising them?

2. Why were the American gentry alarmed at the desire of the common people to share in the conduct of the government?

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

4. What characterized colonial American tenantry?

5. Why have historians criticized John Hancock?

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

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

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

9. What happened in literature following Britain's Glorious Revolution of 1688?

10. What did John Locke write about child rearing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Contrast American competition for public office with that kind of competition in England. What about the new American government led to the differences? How did political parties exacerbate the competition? How did politicians' ultimate view of office differ from the British view of office?

Essay Topic 2

Samuel Blodget taught that common economic interest was the best adhesive a society could have. Explain Blodget's four 'social ties' and how they related to 19th century American economy.

Essay Topic 3

How was James Guild's rise from humble origins to respectability typical of the American dream? What were the steps of his journey and how did they typify the hopes of other humbly born Americans?

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