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Trivia Quiz - Benjamin Franklin: Noted American Polymath


He was instramental in defining the character of the United States. Do you remember your History Lessons on Ben Franklin?

Quiz Number: 983
Date Submitted: March 20, 2007
Quiz Categories: American History, World Leaders, American Founding Fathers
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 68.4 percent
Times Taken: 502 times
Taken by Registered Users: 38
Quiz is about: Benjamin Franklin

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1. When was Benjamin Franklin born?
  A.   The early 1600's
  B.   The Early 1700's
  C.   The Late 1700's
  D.   The Early 1800's

2. What city was Benjamin Franklin born in?
  A.   Philadelphia
  B.   New York
  C.   Boston
  D.   London

3. As a teenager who did Benjamin become an apprentice in the printing trade for?
  A.   His Father
  B.   His Cousin
  C.   His Uncle
  D.   His Brother

4. While working as a printers apprentice, what pen name did Benjamin use to write articles under?
  A.   Silence Dogood
  B.   Keemper Seals
  C.   Sotherby Langdon
  D.   Prentice Pepper

5. What publication is Benjamin Known to have printed?
  A.   The Boston Globe
  B.   The Philly Flyer
  C.   The Colonies Commentary
  D.   Poor Richard's Almanac

6. What did Ben invent as a result of his experiments with electricity?
  A.   Glass Insulators
  B.   The Lightning Rod
  C.   An early Battery Prototype
  D.   Rubber Boots

7. What institution is Ben Franklin known to have helped launch in America for the first time?
  A.   A Library
  B.   A School
  C.   A Tavern
  D.   A Grocery Store

8. What country did Franklin spend many years in leading up to the Revolutionary war?
  A.   Spain
  B.   France
  C.   England
  D.   Italy

9. Why did Benjamin Franklin spend several years in France after the outbreak of the revolutionary war?
  A.   He was soliciting support for the war
  B.   He fled the colonies because the british army was after him
  C.   His wife was ill and he was seeking doctors that could help
  D.   He was studying abroad as he was too old to fight in the war

10. What number president was Benjamin Franklin?
  A.   2nd
  B.   4th
  C.   5th
  D.   He was never president


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