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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On a brief trip to London, Franklin proposed what?
(a) To establish communal fire stations.
(b) To start a public library system.
(c) To adopt their street lamp system.
(d) To clean their streets also.

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

3. What were some of the inventions of Franklin's beyond his stove?
(a) Bifocal glasses, recoiless rifle, and the lightning rod.
(b) Lightning rod, flexible urinary catheter, and the water pump.
(c) Metal harmonica, visual glasses, and the flexible urinary catheter.
(d) Bifocal eyeglasses, the glass harmonica, and the lightning rod.

4. Which foreign troops were barbaric toward the American colonists?
(a) Spanish.
(b) Both British, French.
(c) British.
(d) French.

5. Two expenses that the colonists sought repayment of were what?
(a) A fireworks display, crops.
(b) A fireworks display, horses and carriages.
(c) Crops, horses and carriages.
(d) Crops, farm animals,

6. Why was England increasingly suspicious of the colonies' intentions, especially when Franklin was escorted to a ferry by an honor guard?
(a) They viewed such activities being reserved for the British, not colonists.
(b) This was only seen in royalty.
(c) Franklin was the representative who appeared before the King's court.
(d) They were distrusting of this pomp.

7. Franklin recorded they arrived in London on July 27 of what year?
(a) 1753.
(b) 1757.
(c) 1755.
(d) 1759.

8. What bad news prompted Franklin to go to Boston again?
(a) To visit James, who was dying.
(b) To visit James, who was in jail again.
(c) To visit his mother, who was dying.
(d) To visit his father, who was dying.

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

10. The British troops' march was disastrous and most of the men were killed or wounded, and the rest fled back where?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Boston.
(c) New York.
(d) Philadelphia.

11. As Franklin's men were leaving this area, how many farmers approached them and asked for guns for protection?
(a) Several dozen.
(b) 16.
(c) 22.
(d) 11.

12. The concept of electricity intrigued Franklin and he did what?
(a) Read about it in the library.
(b) Discussed it with scholars at the local college.
(c) Purchased his own equipment to learn more.
(d) Discussed it with members of his intellectual club.

13. Franklin assisted the postmaster of Philadelphia, a position that did what?
(a) Improved circulation and distribution of his newspaper barely.
(b) Had no impact on his newspaper circulation.
(c) Improved circulation and distribution of his newspaper greatly.
(d) Improved circulation and distribution of his newspaper modestly.

14. 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) Nothing.
(b) 500 pounds.
(c) 2,400 pounds.
(d) 1,200 pounds.

15. The president would confer with a council representing which group?
(a) Colonial landowners.
(b) Male property owners over 21.
(c) The different colonies.
(d) Colonial governments.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter XII, who was the new governor sent from England?

2. Who did Mr. Whitefield set up an orphanage for in Georgia?

3. What did Franklin institute using the building that Mr. Whitefield built?

4. Franklin wrote papers of all his discoveries which became famous around the globe, so much that renowned scholars began to doubt what?

5. Franklin established a militia to protect the English colonies from who?

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