Founding Fathers Frenzy

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Founding Fathers Frenzy

  1. 1. Founding Fathers Frenzy The winners of today’s game will receive 3 bonus points on their test tomorrow.
  2. 2. Franklin leaves Boston mainly because he… <ul><li>wants to live a quiet life in the country </li></ul><ul><li>yearns for the life of a sailor </li></ul><ul><li>is engaged to marry Miss Read in Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>d. has left his apprenticeship and needs to find work as a printer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Franklin considers moral perfection to be … <ul><li>An illusion promoted by ministers and religion </li></ul><ul><li>An annoying claim made by hypocrites </li></ul><ul><li>A state attainable through study and practice </li></ul><ul><li>d. A pathway to heaven and God’s grace. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which of the following are not one of Franklin’s Thirteen virtues? <ul><li>Sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Piety </li></ul><ul><li>d. Frugality </li></ul>
  5. 5. The main purpose of Patrick Henry’s speech is to … <ul><li>persuade his fellow delegates to fight against the British </li></ul><ul><li>describe the history of British colonization in America </li></ul><ul><li>seek revenge for personal injuries committed by the British King </li></ul><ul><li>d. convince the delegates that he should be chosen to lead the revolution </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do the British contradict themselves? <ul><li>claim peaceful intent, but their military presence in America keeps growing. </li></ul><ul><li>they settle America, but maintain the government in Britain </li></ul><ul><li>claim interest in the colonies, but ignore the colonists’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>d. want a democracy, but institute royalty </li></ul>
  7. 7. Which of the following literary allusions do not appear in Henry’s speech? <ul><li>The Oddessy </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible </li></ul><ul><li>c. The New England Primer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Which of the following advantages does Henry claim the colonists have over Britain? <ul><li>A greater number of people </li></ul><ul><li>Moral correctness and conviction </li></ul><ul><li>Strong leadership </li></ul><ul><li>d. Home field advantage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Paine argues that the best way to defeat the British is for … <ul><li>states should fight independently </li></ul><ul><li>states should train militia in guerrilla tactics </li></ul><ul><li>all states should join together and fight </li></ul><ul><li>d. states should persuade American Indians to join the revolution </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is the story of the Tory and his daughter meant to reflect? <ul><li>The American attitude toward the King </li></ul><ul><li>The next generation of colonists </li></ul><ul><li>The responsibility of the King to the colonies </li></ul><ul><li>d. The warring attitude of the British </li></ul>
  11. 11. The main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to… <ul><li>Establish laws by which the colonists would govern themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Convince colonists that they could win a war with Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>State the colonists’ reasons for breaking with Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>d. Persuade Great Britain to grant the colonies their freedom </li></ul>
  12. 12. According to Jefferson the rights of life and liberty are given to individuals by <ul><li>a monarch </li></ul><ul><li>their fellow citizens </li></ul><ul><li>their elected government </li></ul><ul><li>d. their creator </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ These are the times that try men’s souls.” <ul><li>a. Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>b. Henry </li></ul><ul><li>c. Paine </li></ul><ul><li>d. Jefferson </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…” <ul><li>a. Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>b. Henry </li></ul><ul><li>c. Paine </li></ul><ul><li>d. Jefferson </li></ul>
  15. 15. “… and by the authority of these good states reject and renounce all allegiance and subjugation to the kings of Great Britain…” <ul><li>a. Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>b. Henry </li></ul><ul><li>c. Paine </li></ul><ul><li>d. Jefferson </li></ul>
  16. 16. “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” <ul><li>a. Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>b. Henry </li></ul><ul><li>c. Paine </li></ul><ul><li>d. Jefferson </li></ul>

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