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Quiz 1(Colonial- Enlightenment)

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Quiz 1 Colonial and Enlightenment Period

І. Multiple Choices:

1. Benjamin Franklin’s two masterpieces are Poor Richard’s Almanac and _________________.

  A) The Wild Honey Suckle

  B) To the Memory of the Brave Americans

  C) Autobiography

  D) Declaration of Independence

 

2. ______________ is entitled “the Father of American Poetry”

A) Philip Freneau

  B) James Joyce

  C) Virginia Woolf

  D) W. B. Yeats

 

3. ______________ was very active in the cause of American Revolution and gained the title of “The Father of American Revolution”

A) Benjamin Franklin

  B) Thomas Paine

  C) Philip Freneau

  D) Thomas Jefferson

 

4. Which one is the most popular literature genre in colonial land?

A) Novel

  B) Poetry

  C) Diary

  D) Drama

 

5. Who wrote the famous pamphlet, The Common Sense, before the American Revolution?

A) Thomas Jefferson

  B) Thomas Paine

  C) John Adams

  D) Benjamin Franklin

 

6. ____________ was the first governor of the Plymouth Plantation and wrote Of Plymouth Plantation.

A) William Bradford

  B) Thomas Paine

  C) Roger Williams

  D) Thomas Jefferson

 

7. Jonathan Edwards’ works include the following EXCEPT___________________.

A) The Freedom of the Will

  B) The Great Doctrine of Original Sin Defended

  C) The Nature of True Virtue

  D) The Common Sense

 

8. Franklin’s ____________ records the author’s rising from poverty or humble beginnings to success and it is an early example of the American dream.

A) Poor Richard’s Almanac

B) Autobiography

  C) The American Crisis

  D) The Rights of Man

 

9. Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801-1809) and the principal author of ___________________.

A) The Rising Glory of America

B) The Wild Honey Suckle

  C) The Indian Burying Ground

  D) The Declaration of Independence

 

10. “God helps those who help themselves” is a citation from the work of _______________.

A) Paine

B) Franklin

  C) Freneau

  D) Jefferson

 

П. Answer the Following Question:

What are the central ideas of American Enlightenment? What’s the influence of Puritanism on the writers in Enlightenment period? Please write a comment to analyze Franklin's Autobiography to explain these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer Sheet

І. Multiple Choices:

1-5:____________________         6-10:_____________________

П. Answer the Following Question:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

І. Multiple Choices:

1-5: C A B B B     6-10: A D B D B

 

П. Answer the Following Question:

What are the central ideas of American Enlightenment? What’s the influence of Puritanism on the writers in Enlightenment period? Please write a comment to analyze Franklin's Autobiography to explain these.

 

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was probably the first of its kind in literature. It is the simple yet immensely fascinating record of a man rising to wealth and fame from a state of poverty and obscurity into which he was born, the faithful account of the colorful career of America’s first self-made man. The book consists of four parts, written at different times.

The Autobiography is, first of all, a Puritan document. It is Puritan because it is a record of self-examination and self-improvement. The meticulous chart of thirteen virtues he set for himself to cultivate to combat the tempting vices, the stupendous effort he made to improve his own person, the belief that God helps those who helps themselves and that every calling is a service to God——all these indicate that Franklin was intensely Puritan. Then, the book is also a convincing illustration of the Puritan ethic that, in order to get on in the world, one has to be industrious, frugal and prudent.

The Autobiography is also an eloquent elucidation of the fact that Franklin was spokesmen for the new order of eighteenth-century enlightenment, and that he represented in America all its ideas, that man is basically good and free by nature, endowed by God with certain inalienable rights of liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

A look at the style of The Autobiography will readily reveal that it is the pattern of Puritan simplicity, directness and concision. The plainness of its style, the homeliness of imagery, the simplicity of diction, syntax and expression are some of the salient features we cannot mistake. The lucidity of the narrative, the absence of ornaments in wording and of complex, involved structures in syntax, and the Puritan abhorrence of paradox are all graphically demonstrated in the whole of the book. Taken as a whole, it is safe to say that the book is an exemplary illustration of the American style writing.