• 1. 
    Where was Benjamin Franklin born?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Richmond
  • England
  • 2. 
    How did Benjamin Franklin get most of his education?

  • He read lots of books on his own
  • His parents hired private tutors
  • He went to Harvard
  • He traveled to England and attended school there
  • 3. 
    Benjamin Franklin's first job was working for his father. What did his father do?

  • He was a painter
  • He was a politician
  • He was a chandler
  • He was a journalist
  • 4. 
    Where did Benjamin Franklin go when he ran away from home at the age of 17?

  • London
  • Paris
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes Benjamin Franklin's time in London, England?

  • All of the above
  • He became rich trading spices and other goods to the American colonies
  • He became a voice for the American colonists in the British Parliament
  • He attended Oxford University and became a member of British Parliament
  • 6. 
    What was the name of the pamphlet that Benjamin Franklin published each year starting in 1732?

  • Pennsylvania Gazette
  • Franklin's Newsletter
  • Poor Richard's Almanack
  • A Penny Saved
  • 7. 
    What important document did Benjamin Franklin sign?

  • Declaration of Independence
  • All of the above
  • United States Constitution
  • Treaty of Alliance with France
  • 8. 
    During the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin helped to establish an important alliance for the United States with what foreign country?

  • France
  • England
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • 9. 
    What invention of Benjamin Franklin's helps to protect buildings from lightning?

  • Tesla coil
  • Lightning rod
  • Electric umbrella
  • Lightning reflector
  • 10. 
    True or False: Benjamin Franklin purchased slaves early in his life, but later set his slaves free and became an abolitionist who fought against slavery.

  • TRUE
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