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Benjamin Franklin Quiz

Not just a founding father of the US, Ben was also a keen writer, scientist and inventor - with picture clues! 10 Questions.

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What did Benjamin Franklin prove about lightning?

  • It is attracted to trees
  • It is electricity
  • It burns
  • It is hot

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What did Benjamin Franklin invent to help measure postal routes?

  • US mile
  • Mathematics
  • Rewindable tape measure
  • Odometer

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Which of the following proverbs was penned by Benjamin Franklin?

  • To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals
  • A change is as good as a rest
  • Forewarned is forearmed
  • Beggars should not be choosers

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Which ocean current was discovered by Benjamin Franklin?

  • North Atlantic Drift
  • California Current
  • The Gulf Stream
  • Alaska Current

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Which of the following was founded by Benjamin Franklin?

  • The first supermarket
  • The Wells Fargo bank
  • The first US Mail Coach service
  • The first public lending library

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Benjamin Franklin improved on stove design with which invention?

  • The Boston Log Burner
  • The Pennsylvania Fireplace
  • The Michigan Paraffin Stove
  • The Chicago Incinerator

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Which of the following proverbs was a creation of Benjamin Franklin?

  • Haste makes waste
  • Let not the sun go down on your wrath
  • To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girl friends
  • A fool and his money are soon parted

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Which of the following emergency services was founded by Benjamin Franklin?

  • Fire Service
  • Police Service
  • Stagecoach Breakdown Service
  • Ambulance Service

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Which device for the protection of buildings did Benjamin Franklin invent?

  • Window locks
  • Lightning rod
  • Burglar alarm
  • Mortice deadlock

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Benjamin Franklin penned which of the following proverbs?

  • A woman's place is in the home
  • All's fair in love and war
  • Faint heart never won fair lady
  • If Jack is in love, he is no judge of Jill's beauty