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

Gordon S. Wood
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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. What was the highest class of British society called?

2. In colonial America, what were the aristocracy allowed to engage in that they weren't allowed in Britain?

3. What happened in colonial America when more and more people demanded land?

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

5. What supported the colonial southern plantations that made networks of influence unnecessary?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was republicanism defined at the time of the American Revolution?

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

3. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

4. What were the distinctions between colonial American aristocracy and British aristocracy?

5. How did wealthy commoners in the colonies try to gain status as gentlemen?

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

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

8. What characterized colonial American tenantry?

9. What was characteristic of economic exchanges in colonial America?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

By the early 19th century, how were the productive classes, those people working in a useful occupation, looked upon? How was the definition of work changed from the beginning of the 18th century? What virtue did work now imply?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast how English aristocrats dominated and sustained their localities with how American aristocrats related to their localities.

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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