The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did a contact advised Franklin to do?

2. What problem was it Josiah cited why Franklin could not set up his own print shop upon his return from Philadelphia?

3. How did Franklin arrive in Philadelphia on his initial trip?

4. Franklin took a new job at what wages?

5. James Franklin was jailed for how long for not revealing a source?

Short Essay Questions

1. What observation did Franklin make of those in public affairs?

2. How did Franklin approach going to church after a minister friend convinced him to attend his services?

3. What did Franklin interject regarding religion at this point?

4. What was Franklin's opinion of what he termed "seeming magnitude" of undertakings?

5. What happened when Franklin set to resume his relationship with Miss Read?

6. What took place upon Franklin's return to Boston in hopes of gaining his father's consent?

7. What happened in the way of employment for Franklin when Mr. Denham died suddenly?

8. What did Franklin take back with him on his initial return to Boston?

9. What did Franklin and a co-worker named Hugh Meredith arrange to do?

10. What work experience did Franklin gain in London?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the most significant contribution Franklin made to his nation or its citizens in terms of the multiple roles he was in? What placed this one above his others?

Essay Topic 2

What course did Franklin pursue to initially get and remain published when still a teenager? How did his writing progress under his first publisher?

Essay Topic 3

How did Franklin approach his relationship with Miss Read from the time they initially met? How did it evolve?

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