The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Test | Final 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. Franklin proposed the governmental group would contribute an amount equal to what?

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

3. A new preacher named Mr. Whitefield arrived in Philadelphia in what year?

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

5. In what year did Franklin invent his famous stove?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the initial activity of this militia supported by taxpayers?

2. What was one instance Franklin related about government officials skirting the technicalities of legal requirements?

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

4. What was Franklin's approach to Captain Denny upon his arrival from England?

5. What sort of education system did Franklin develop?

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

7. What did Franklin relate regarding his appointment to the position of clerk of the General Assembly?

8. What was the analogy Franklin related between religion and fog?

9. What did Franklin have to say about his almanac?

10. What did the colonies do subsequent to the initial two troops serving under General Braddock?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were the various steps that Franklin took to aid his nephew upon the death of James Franklin, the youth's father and Benjamin's brother? What were the reasons he noted that motivated him to do this?

Essay Topic 2

What was significant about Franklin's experimentation with electricity? What electrical discoveries did he make? What electrical inventions was he responsible for?

Essay Topic 3

Was Franklin the epitome of a Renaissance man or merely a man with multiple interests?

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