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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who was Franklin's friend that suggested they build a town hospital?
(a) Dr. Bold.
(b) Dr. Bond.
(c) Dr. Hollmes.
(d) Dr. Keimer.

4. In what year did Franklin invent his famous stove?
(a) 1736.
(b) 1740.
(c) 1738.
(d) 1742.

5. 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 rejected the plan and sent an army to take over.
(c) They modified the plan and proposed a president that answered to the crown.
(d) They rejected the plan and proposed an army paid by a special tax.

6. 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 was self-educated.
(d) He could be responsible for all he wrote.

7. Franklin's men complied, but it rained, and how many of the farmers were killed due to guns that failed?
(a) Nearly all.
(b) All but 1.
(c) All of them.
(d) Several.

8. Franklin took a moment in Chapter XI to talk about his electrical experimentation and detailed his encounter with which individual?
(a) Dr. Spinster.
(b) Dr. Spins.
(c) Dr. Spencer.
(d) Dr. Spence.

9. What did Mr. Whitefield construct a large building for?
(a) Anyone who wanted to preach Protestantism to a large mass.
(b) Anyone who desired to preach fundamentalism to a large mass.
(c) Anyone of any sect who had something to say to a large mass.
(d) Anyone who wished to preach Christianity to a large mass.

10. Where did Franklin meet Braddock and gained the general's trust?
(a) Maryland.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) New York.

11. What did Franklin institute using the building that Mr. Whitefield built?
(a) Public hospital.
(b) Public orphanage.
(c) Public school system.
(d) City prison.

12. After the British army failed, the colonies were even more anxious to develop and fund what?
(a) A private militia.
(b) A public colonial army.
(c) A public militia.
(d) A private quasi-military guard.

13. How successful was Franklin's funding proposal for the hospital?
(a) Funding was soon more than in the original plan.
(b) Funding was about in accordance with the original plan.
(c) Funding was far slower than in the initial plan.
(d) Funding was somewhat slower than in the initial plan.

14. Franklin undertook the improvement of law enforcement, including the appointment of non-biased policemen and what else?
(a) Levying a provincial tax to pay them.
(b) Levying a colonial tax to pay them.
(c) Levying a county tax to pay them.
(d) Levying a city tax to pay them.

15. There was soon much frustration between the Assembly and the governor, so Franklin was sent to England to appeal about what?
(a) What rights the colonists had.
(b) What laws applied to the colonies.
(c) If they would replace the governor.
(d) Who was in charge.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. Whitefield was from which locale?

2. Franklin assisted the postmaster of Philadelphia, a position that did what?

3. The governor and Franklin sat down with Loudoun and discussed their arguments, and Franklin took what position for the Assembly?

4. On a brief trip to London, Franklin proposed what?

5. Which college evolved from Franklin's endeavors in public education?

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