Ben Franklin’s Aphorisms and Virtues, The Autobiography of Ben Franklin, Benjamin Franklin-Autobiography and Poor Richard’s Almanac

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.Silence
If your head is made of wax, don’t walk in the sun.Humility
Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today.Industry or Order or Resolution
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.Silence
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.Industry or Cleanliness
Haste makes waste.Frugality or Industry
A good example is the best sermon.Humility or Silence or Justice
Well done is better than well said.Resolution or Industry
No pains without gains.Industry or Resolution
An open foe may prove a curse; but a pretended foe is worse.Sincerity
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.Industry or Frugality
Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.Moderation or Humility
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.Order
How does Frankline begin his project to achieve moral perfection?He compiles thirteen virtues
Which virtue is most difficult for Ben Franklin to master?Order
Why does Franklin devote a week to each of the virtuesHe thinks he can strengthen one virtue through strict attention, he can retain that strength when he works on the rest
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 possessedself-confidence
The list of virtues that Franklin draws up suggest that he waslogical and orderly
Based on his daily scheme, it can be assumed that Franklin most valuedaccomplishing good things
When arranging his list of virtues, Franklin compares himself to one “who, having a garden to weed, does not attempt to eradicate all the bad herbs at once, but works onwho one of the beds at the time.” Which of his own actions does he mean this comparison to illustrate?trying to master one virtue at a time
Which of these statements best summarizes Franklin’s philosophy at the end of the selectionThe journey is more important than the destination
Which of these sentences most likely came from an autobiographyI hope, therefore, thay some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit
In comparison to other books about Franklin, The Autobigraphy gives you the best insight intoFranklins personality
This work is classified as an autobiography because Franklin isthe subject and author of the work
Which of the following details gives the most information about Franklin’s times?the story of the speckled ax
When Franklin called his project arduous, he mant it would bevery difficult to do
When Franklin spoke of felicity of his life, he referred oHappy times
According to Franklin, which of the virtues relates to avaricetemperance
Why is the selection by Franklin identified as an autobiography?Franklin wrote about his own life
According to The Autobiography, what is Franklin’s first step in his plan to reach perfection?He makes a list of what he wants to achieve
In The Autobiography, what does Franklin say keeps him from becoming a better person?His own bad habits
In The Autobiography, why does Franklin assign a week to each of the virtues he is trying to achieve?He hopes the strength he gains each week will spill over into the next
In The Autobiography, Franklin believes that he can become a better person. What does this belief tell you about how he sees himself?He has high hopes for himself
What effect does Franklin hope to achieve by concentrating on improving one virtue at a time?Success
In which sentence is the meaning of the word arduous suggested?The task was very difficult
Which word is closest in meaning to avarice?Greed
Franklin observed his behavior with extreme vigilance,orWatchfulness
Which of the following answers is closest in meaning to squander?Spend or use wastefully
How does Franklin begin his project to achieve moral perfection?He compiles thirteen virtues
Which virtue is most difficult for Franklin to master?Order
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?Self-confidence
The list of virtues that Franklin draws up suggests that he wasLogical and orderly
In comparison to other books about Franklin, The Autobiography probably give you the best insight intoFranklin’s personality
This work is classified as an autobiography because Franklin isThe subject and the author of the work
What cause Franklin to begin his moral perfection with the virtue Temperance?He reasoned that he must be clearheaded before proceeding to the next virtue
What effect did tracking his progress on a chart have regarding his observations of progress?He could see that when he focused on one virtue, he did not do as well with the others
What view of human nature is suggested by Franklin’s aphorism”Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead”?Human begins like to gossip
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, healthy, and wise” is most closely related to which of these other aphoisms?“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff like is made of.”