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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The governor and Franklin sat down with Loudoun and discussed their arguments, and Franklin took what position for the Assembly?
(a) The colonists had certain rights.
(b) The colonists felt they could govern themselves.
(c) The colonists recognized the King, but also had rights.
(d) The colonists sought only to live frugally.

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

3. Mr. Whitefield was from which locale?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Scotland.
(c) England.
(d) Wales.

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

5. As he believed people should have free access to things that improved their lives, what did Franklin do in regard to his stove?
(a) Donated profits from sales to charity.
(b) Manufactured them, sold without a profit.
(c) Helped othrs construct their stoves.
(d) Refused to patent it.

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

7. Franklin proposed the governmental group would contribute an amount equal to what?
(a) That of the subscribers.
(b) Two percent of city taxes collected annually.
(c) Half that of the subscribers.
(d) Twice that of the subscribers.

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

9. Franklin set out to England anyway but was delayed in New York for how long as he missed his ship due to Loudoun's visit?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) Months.
(c) 6 weeks.
(d) 4 weeks.

10. Who would appoint a grand-president?
(a) The crown.
(b) Colonial governments.
(c) Colonial landowners.
(d) Male property owners over 21.

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

12. Who did Mr. Whitefield set up an orphanage for in Georgia?
(a) Any children whose parents died.
(b) Children of the poor whose parents died.
(c) Children whose Christian parents died.
(d) Children whose indentured servant parents died.

13. Franklin spoke on the doctor's behalf when he went before which governmental group?
(a) General Assembly.
(b) Town Council.
(c) City Commission.
(d) City Council.

14. 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) Philadelphia.
(d) New York.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the colonial military group arrived in these territories, however, they found what?

2. What did Franklin acquire for the British officers?

3. Where did Mr. Whitefield move on to from Philadelphia?

4. There was soon much frustration between the Assembly and the governor, so Franklin was sent to England to appeal about what?

5. When did Franklin first write his Poor Richard's Almanac?

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