Ben Franklin's Autobiography, Poor Richard's Almanac

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Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States, an author; a music instrument designer and even created the phonetic alphabet. These are some of the interesting things that one gathers from Ben Franklin's autobiography by Poor Richard's Almanac. Take the quiz and see what else you remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which virtue is most difficult for Franklin to master?
    • A. 

      Industry

    • B. 

      Order

    • C. 

      Sincerity

    • D. 

      Temperance

  • 2. 
    When Franklin first devised his project to attain moral perfection, he thought it would be difficult but possible to become perfect. What quality does this suggest that Franklin possessed?
    • A. 

      Self-confidence

    • B. 

      Pessimism

    • C. 

      Sincerity

    • D. 

      Common sense

  • 3. 
    The list of virtues that Franklin draws up suggests that he was
    • A. 

      Distracted and preoccupied.

    • B. 

      Logical and orderly.

    • C. 

      Impulsive and unpredictable.

    • D. 

      Cynical and mistrustful.

  • 4. 
    Which of these sentences most likely came from an autobiography?
    • A. 

      “I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.”

    • B. 

      “Philadelphia was a city at the heart of America’s independence.”

    • C. 

      “Benjamin Franklin also contributed to public service.”

    • D. 

      “Almost everyone secretly desires to attain perfection in some field.”

  • 5. 
    Which of the following details gives the most information about the times in which Franklin lived?
    • A. 

      Franklin’s desire for perfection

    • B. 

      The story of the speckled ax

    • C. 

      The references to Socrates and Pythagoras

    • D. 

      Franklin’s desire to help his descendants

  • 6. 
    How does Franklin begin his project to achieve moral perfection?
    • A. 

      He imitates engraved copies.

    • B. 

      He buys a speckled ax.

    • C. 

      He compiles thirteen virtues.

    • D. 

      He avoids trifling conversation.

  • 7. 
    Based on his daily scheme, it can be assumed that Franklin most valued
    • A. 

      Earning money.

    • B. 

      Being creative.

    • C. 

      Accomplishing good things.

    • D. 

      Acting calmly.