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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which co-worker convinced Franklin to hold on a little longer with his new employer?
(a) Merriweather.
(b) Meredith.
(c) Meriden.
(d) Meridian.

2. Their first customer was referred to them by which of Franklin's friends?
(a) George House.
(b) Joseph Watson.
(c) Charles Osborne.
(d) George Washington.

3. In reading his autobiography, one can see that Franklin fell into what category?
(a) Skeptic.
(b) Gullible.
(c) Perfectionist.
(d) Rationalist.

4. Franklin's idea of a "good" human being is someone who treated others in what manner?
(a) Faithfully.
(b) Respectfully.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Nicely.

5. Who offered to outfit a print shop for Franklin?
(a) His father.
(b) A co-worker's cousin.
(c) A co-worker's uncle.
(d) A co-worker's father.

6. What was it Franklin did after the contact made his recommendation?
(a) Took a job at Palmer's print house.
(b) Spent all his remaining money on lavish celebration.
(c) Took a job at "The London Times".
(d) Took a job at Pallone's print shop.

7. Collins broke his word to Franklin several times, but when did the pair become estranged?
(a) When he sold Collins' books.
(b) After he threw Collins from a carriage.
(c) When he beat Collins.
(d) After he threw Collins overboard from a boat.

8. In printing colonial documents, Franklin met a number of what type of men?
(a) Commercially-oriented and influential.
(b) Militarily-oriented and influential.
(c) Politically-oriented and influential.
(d) Religiously-oriented and influential.

9. What are other traits Franklin believed a "good" individual had?
(a) Truthful, hard working.
(b) Clean, reverent.
(c) Loyal, helpful.
(d) Considerate, brave.

10. His former co-worker's father did not pay for the business as he had promised, so what did he and Franklin agree to?
(a) He would take up another trade and help Franklin.
(b) He would sell stationary in Franklin's shop.
(c) Go their separate ways.
(d) He would sell his two horses to help Franklin.

11. How did those individuals who found the library a popular hangout benefit?
(a) Minimally, as most had to work and few had time to read.
(b) Greatly, from exposure to books.
(c) Little, as there were no reading assignments.
(d) Minimally, as they were only passing through town.

12. Who did Franklin initially address his autobiography opening to?
(a) His son, Benjamin, Jr.
(b) His son, William.
(c) His wife, Mary Anne.
(d) His daughter, Margaret.

13. How did the Read family regard Franklin rekindling his interest in Miss Read?
(a) Favored it.
(b) Unconcerned.
(c) Uncertain.
(d) Disapproved.

14. On his first day in Philadelphia, as he walked down the road, Franklin passed what for the first time?
(a) The site of the future drafting of the Bill of Rights.
(b) The home he would someday own.
(c) The site of the future drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
(d) His future wife.

15. Upon Franklin's promotion, what happened to the community ante?
(a) It remained about the same.
(b) There was no ante in his new position.
(c) It got somewhat higher.
(d) It got considerably higher.

Short Answer Questions

1. Josiah Franklin took his first wife and three children to America where they had how many more?

2. Franklin dated and nearly married a woman, until her family forbade their courtship when they decided what?

3. Franklin noted the oldest son being apprenticed in a smithing trade was a tradition that went how far back?

4. Franklin took great pride when he lived in what fashion?

5. Franklin regretted Miss Read's unfortunate marriage and did what?

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