Ben Franklin Trivia

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Ben Franklin Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of one of America's greatest  citizens!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Benjamin Franklin was an abolitionist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Temperance, one of Benjamin's famous thirteen virtues, is defined by him as:
    • A. 

      Keeping control of one's temper

    • B. 

      Maintaining an appropriate temperature in every room of the house

    • C. 

      Avoiding gluttony and drunkenness

  • 3. 
    Which of these items is NOT a Benjamin Franklin invention?
    • A. 

      The glass armonica

    • B. 

      The lightning rod

    • C. 

      The telegraph

    • D. 

      The odometer

    • E. 

      Bifocals

  • 4. 
    Which of the following documents was Benjamin Franklin NOT involved in the making of?
    • A. 

      The Magna Carta

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Treaty of Paris

  • 5. 
    Benjamin Franklin was a(n)                    , among many professions.
    • A. 

      Astronaut

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      Biochemical Engineer

    • D. 

      Pope

  • 6. 
    In which city did Benjamin Franklin establish the first Fire Department?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Jamestown

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

  • 7. 
    The name of the Fire Department he founded was Philadelphia Fire Co.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Benjamin Franklin lived to be--
    • A. 

      71

    • B. 

      1,239

    • C. 

      91

    • D. 

      84

  • 9. 
    Benjamin Franklin was a known Xenophile.  What is a xenophile?
    • A. 

      Someone who really likes xenos

    • B. 

      Someone who has an almost obsessive fascination with foreigners

    • C. 

      Someone who has an irrational fear of xylophones and all mallet instruments

    • D. 

      Someone who files their finger nails to an alarming extent

  • 10. 
    Benjamin Franklin wrote a series of letters to the New England Courant using a fake name and identity.  What name did he use?
    • A. 

      Peter Griffin

    • B. 

      George Thurman

    • C. 

      Chuck Norris

    • D. 

      Silence Dogood

    • E. 

      Richard Saunders