|Reading Comprehension Questions:
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, part one
Childhood and Apprenticeship (pp.45-75)
p.45 (23) What
is a Ďfrankliní? Why is it significant that Franklin was the youngest
son in his family and that he came from a long ancestry of youngest
p.51 (25) When did Franklinís father come to New England? What did he do for a living?
pp.54-56 (26-27) What was dinnertime like in the Franklin household?
p.56 (27) Why did Franklin consider his parents to be American heroes?
did Franklin teach himself to be a great writer? What books did he read
on his own? What kind of writing exercises would he do?
pp.64-66 (30-31) How
did Franklin teach himself to avoid asserting his opinions in a direct
and aggressive manner? How would this conversational skill contribute
to his success as a businessman and politician?
p.68 (32) As
a fourteen year old apprentice in his brotherís printing business, how
did Franklin sneak his own written pieces into the paper?
pp.69-74 (32-35) How
did Franklin legally get out of his apprenticeship? Why did he run
away? Where did he go? How did he wind up in Philadelphia?