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On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew what type of object?

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1. On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew what type of object?
   Plane
   Kite
   Bird
   Balloon
   Wings
2. Franklin was passionate about science and invented what object to prevent fires?
   Lightning Rod
   Fishing Pole
   Asbestos
   Pitch Paint
   Fire Hydrant
3. A man committed to writing and receiving letters, Franklin took what role very seriously?
   Quartermaster General
   Master Electrician
   Editor in Chief
   President
   Postmaster General
4. Franklin apprenticed to his brother in what profession?
   Coopering
   Chandelling
   Printing
   Soaping
   Tanning
5. Franklin served as an agent to the British Parliament for what colony in both 1757 and 1764?
   New York
   New Zealand
   Quebec
   Pennsylvania
   Virginia Assembly
6. The passage of what act profoundly affected the way in which Ben Franklin saw the relationship between the Crown and the colonies?
   Stamp Act of 1765
   Whiskey Act of 1777
   Postage Act of 1750
   Hay Act of 1750
   Emboss Act of 1770
7. Franklin is the only founding father to have done what?
   Lived in France
   Lived in Britain
   Signed all four key founding documents
   Never been married
   To ride a horse
8. It is hard to overstate Franklin's influence and contribution to the American cause, earning him what nickname?
   First American
   Beloved Ben
   Friendly Franklin
   Patriotic Frank
   Electric Ben
9. Franklin spent 9 years in what country, securing a necessary alliance?
   Britain
   Poland
   Mexico
   France
   Canada
10. What did Franklin consider to be his last great civic cause?
   Temperance
   Judicial reform
   Secession
   Abolition
   Voting rights



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