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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Franklin eventually practice his faith?
(a) As a Catholic.
(b) Privately, in his own way.
(c) As a member of his friend's fundamentalisst church.
(d) As a Methodist.

2. What old friend of Franklin's asked him for work (Franklin had none but told this friend he would hire him once he started his newspaper)?
(a) George Walters.
(b) George House.
(c) George West.
(d) George Webb.

3. James Franklin was jailed for how long for not revealing a source?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 1 month.

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

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

6. Who found Franklin in Philadelphia and encouraged him to return home?
(a) Robert Holmes, a family friend.
(b) Robert Holmes, a cousin.
(c) Robert Holmes, his brother-in-law.
(d) Robert Holmes, his uncle.

7. Franklin regretted Miss Read's unfortunate marriage and did what?
(a) Set to pursue a platonic relationship.
(b) Set to pursue a platonic relationship while he dated others.
(c) Set to resume their old relationship.
(d) Set to resume a platonic relationship, but both still dated others.

8. In London, Franklin learned what about Governor Keith?
(a) His reputation is unsavory.
(b) His word was worthless outside America.
(c) His reputation was excellent.
(d) He is word was worth little in England.

9. Subscribers signed a promissory note and agreed to pay what for any book they did not return?
(a) Twice the book's value.
(b) Two week's of their salary.
(c) Their entire subscription fee.
(d) The book's value.

10. Franklin was a founding member of an intellectual club bearing what name?
(a) JUNTO.
(b) JUNCO.

11. What did the co-worker who helped Franklin do when he was able to set up shop?
(a) Walked out.
(b) Set up some distance away.
(c) Failed to show up for work.
(d) Gave their notice.

12. After Franklin completed the task sought of him, what did the new employer do?
(a) Sought more of Franklin with no pay increase.
(b) Became disagreeable with his employees.
(c) Raised employees' wages.
(d) Remained content about his employees' work.

13. Rather than change the name of the paper, James did what?
(a) Made Benjamin Franklin the owner.
(b) Made Josiah Franklin the owner.
(c) Made an older brother the owner.
(d) Sold it to a friend and ran it for him.

14. Franklin considered Ralph a good friend, but an expensive one who did what?
(a) Used Franklin's name to get a job and cheated him.
(b) Got a job without Franklin's aid but cheated him.
(c) Lived a lavish life and cheated Franklin.
(d) Refused to get a job and cheated Franklin.

15. When Franklin returned to Philadelphia, the former governor did what?
(a) Passed by without a word.
(b) Turned and walked away.
(c) Ducked into the nearest shop on the street.
(d) Approached him, apologized profusely.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was it Franklin discovered in the end regarding his virtues?

3. In his autobiography, the author noted the library became a popular hang-out for which individuals?

4. On his first day in Philadelphia, as he walked down the road, Franklin passed what for the first time?

5. When Franklin asked for three pennies worth of something at a bakery in Philadelphia, he received three giant rolls and realized what?

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