Question Bank: The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

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A. Choose the best answer and write the letter in the blank. (40 pts.)

_____ 1. Which of these sentences most likely comes from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin?
“I hope , therefore, that some of my descendants may follow my examples and reap the benefit.”
“Philadelphia was a city at the heart of America’s independence.”
“Benjamin Franklin also contributed to public service.”
“Almost everyone secretly desires to attain perfection in some field.”

_____ 2. How does Franklin begin his project to achieve moral perfection?
He imitates engraved copies.
He buys a speckled axe.
He compiles thirteen virtues.
He avoids trifling conversation.

_____ 3. Which reminder from Poor Richard’s Almanack connects best to Franklin’s ideas about trying to
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In Henry’s speech, which passage appeals to the reader’s sense of reason?
His actions are guided by “the lamp of experience.”
He is willing to know the truth “whatever anguish of spirit it may cause.”
He shouts, “I repeat it, Sir, we must fight!”
He tells the others he wants freedom “or...death!”

_____ 16. In which of these statements does Henry use parallelism?
“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.”
“We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated.”
“Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?”
“Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?”

_____ 17. What does Benjamin Franklin say as a sort of confession in “Speech in the Convention”?
He does not completely approve of the Constitution but supports it anyway.
He was impressed that the delegates wrote the Constitution on their first try.
He has never met many of the delegates but likes them now.
He did not realize how smart the delegates were.

_____ 18. In his speech, Franklin mentions a woman who says, “But I meet with nobody but myself that’s always in the right.” Which sentence is a restatement of this
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