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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As France became an increasing threat against the American colonies, Franklin wrote a proposal for the colonies to join together in what fashion?
(a) Under one government, no states.
(b) Under one government, but 13 nations.
(c) Under one government, as one nation.
(d) Under multiple governments, 13 states.

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

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

4. What happened upon this trip in England to represent the colonists that Franklin recorded in his autobiography?
(a) Nothing.
(b) His discussions with the Queen.
(c) His discussions with the King.
(d) His discussions with English officials.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What were some of the inventions of Franklin's beyond his stove?

3. Why was England increasingly suspicious of the colonies' intentions, especially when Franklin was escorted to a ferry by an honor guard?

4. Where did Franklin meet Braddock and gained the general's trust?

5. Many Quakers did not believe in war, but few opposed the militia for what reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Franklin's involvement in Philadelphia's first town hospital?

2. When troubles arose between the Assembly and Captain Denny, what initially took place when Lord Loudoun was sent over from England?

3. What did Franklin relate regarding his famous Franklin stove?

4. What was Franklin's proposal given France's increasing threat to the American colonies?

5. What disturbed Franklin regarding the British capability to defend the colonies?

6. How did Franklin describe his trip across the ocean?

7. In terms of libeling, what guidelines did Franklin note he printed his newspaper by?

8. What were some of the accomplishments Franklin had to praise about the Reverend Mr. Whitefield?

9. What was the result of some farmers' request as Franklin's militia prepared to leave the territory?

10. How did Franklin respond to the British reaction to their suspicions of the American colonies?

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