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

2. What was Philadelphia's approximate population in 1760?

3. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?

4. During the war against France, what did farmers buy after they sold their surplus to the British troops?

5. Why was poverty considered a virtue for common colonial people?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was the family household in colonial America the place where most work was done?

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

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

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

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

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

8. In colonial America, what was an entailed estate?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast the monarchical power in England's government with its power in the colonial government before the revolution.

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