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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Franklin wrote the Almanac to provide what?
(a) Information, helpful tips, and politics.
(b) Information, not politics or gossip.
(c) Religion, information, and gossip.
(d) Information, both political and daily life.

2. Franklin's troops moved on to what location where they found most of the inhabitants dead?
(a) Gnadendorf.
(b) Gnadenwald.
(c) Gnadinger Park.
(d) Gnadenhutten.

3. What public position did Franklin first achieve?
(a) Clerk of the General Assembly.
(b) Brigadier of the General Assembly.
(c) General Assembly Master.
(d) General Assembly Spokesman.

4. Franklin proposed the use of what in Philadelphia?
(a) Electrical trolley cars.
(b) Street lamps.
(c) Horse-drawn trolley cars.
(d) Taxi carriages.

5. In what year did the physician friend of Franklin propose a town hospital?
(a) 1753.
(b) 1755.
(c) 1757.
(d) 1751.

6. What was the crown's response to the American proposal?
(a) They accepted the plan if Americans paid a special tax for an army.
(b) They modified the plan and proposed a president that answered to the crown.
(c) They rejected the plan and sent an army to take over.
(d) They rejected the plan and proposed an army paid by a special tax.

7. Franklin noted his kite experiment, which he was proud to see written about where?
(a) Newspapers around the globe.
(b) Many scientific journals.
(c) Many electricity history books.
(d) Scholarly journals.

8. What did Franklin acquire for the British officers?
(a) Supplies.
(b) Horses.
(c) Quarters.
(d) Ammunition.

9. Franklin said it made more sense to start at the beginning and learn which language?
(a) Latin.
(b) Greek.
(c) Teutonic.
(d) Hebrew.

10. Which department did Franklin lobby for in Philadelphia that other cities simulated but he claimed was the best?
(a) Water.
(b) Sewer.
(c) Fire.
(d) Garbage.

11. In Chapter XII, who was the new governor sent from England?
(a) Captain Denny.
(b) Bishop Denny.
(c) General Denny.
(d) Admiral Denny.

12. Franklin presented Loudoun with an account of all the expenses he incurred in support of Braddock and his troops, and he received how much in repayment?
(a) 2,400 pounds.
(b) Nothing.
(c) 1,200 pounds.
(d) 500 pounds.

13. As he became acquainted with the new governor, Franklin learned who was not only still alive but was seen as one of the best political writers in England?
(a) His friend Ralph.
(b) His friend Osborne.
(c) His friend Watson.
(d) His mentor Henry.

14. Franklin wrote papers of all his discoveries which became famous around the globe, so much that renowned scholars began to doubt what?
(a) The truth of everthing he wrote about.
(b) His very existence.
(c) He could be responsible for all he wrote.
(d) He was self-educated.

15. What did the governor argue before Loudoun?
(a) The colonists rights were limited to landownership, religion, education.
(b) He was given specific duties, the colonists have no rights.
(c) His authority came from England, the most important nation.
(d) He was given specific duties, the Assembly must obey him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How successful was Franklin's funding proposal for the hospital?

2. Two expenses that the colonists sought repayment of were what?

3. Franklin became the Postmaster and had the opportunity to do what?

4. Franklin recorded they arrived in London on July 27 of what year?

5. As Franklin was readying to leave, Lord Loudoun arrived from England and said he had been sent to settle matters so who would not be bothered?

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