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1. What does William Franklin mean when he writes to his father, Benjamin,

in 1784 that "there are narrow illiberal Minds in all Parties. In that which I took, and on whose Account I have so much suffered, there have not been wanting some who have insinuated that my Conduct has been founded on Collusion with you, that one of us might succeed whichever Party should prevail"?

A.Some patriots believed that William acted as a Loyalist in order to spy on that camp's activities.

B.Some Loyalists believed that Franklin acted as a Patriot in order to spy on that camp's activities.

C.Nobody on either side of the cause trusted William's motivations, which caused him to suffer greatly.

D.Loyalists insinuated that they had divided only to ensure that one Franklin would be victorious.

2. Benjamin Franklin frames his response to his Loyalist son's letter in order to express which of the following perspectives?

A.Every man is entitled to his opinion, and he respects his son's decision to choose politics over family.

B.His son's actions have been so egregious and unwarranted that he cannot see fit to reconcile with him.

C.He respects his son's political loyalties and opinions but cannot understand his preference for politics over family.

D.He wants to forget about their disagreements and long period of estrangement and reestablish their loving ties.

3. In the second paragraph of his response to his son, Benjamin Franklin begins by writing that he wants to drop the subject and "mutually forget what has happened relating to it." What does the remaining part of the paragraph suggest about Franklin's real feelings about the matter?

A.He genuinely wanted to forgive his son, forget William's bad decision-making, and reunite his family.

B.He continued to hold a grudge and took satisfaction in revealing that William's own son remained a Patriot.

C.He wanted to convey that he had been deeply hurt by his son's betrayal and would be unable to forgive him.

D.He said that he would try to forgive William but that he was not sure forgiveness would ever be possible.

4. In Mary Jemison's description of the confrontation between the two Oneida brothers, she reports the accusations made by one Oneida captor against his brother who had sided with the Americans during the Revolutionary War. For what crime does the Oneida warrior believe his brother should be sentenced to death?

A.Treason against the Oneida nation

B.Abandoning his wife and children

C.Choosing the Americans over the British

D.Proclaiming loyalty to King George instead of his chief

5. Benjamin Franklin and the Oneida warrior represent the two different Revolutionary-era perspectives of Patriot and Native American. Which of the following statements illustrates their common point of view?

A.Family ties should always take precedence over political ties.

B.One must always be true to him- or herself but be willing to face the consequences.

C.Once relationships have been challenged by disagreement, reunification is impossible.

D.Political choices are more important than family because politics is a choice and family is not.

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