The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- If Franklin hadn't died before he finished the Autobiography, what else do you think he would have said? How do you think he would have ended his book?
- Do you think Franklin was really a virtuous person? Why or why not?
- How much influence did Franklin really have in shaping America as we know it today?
- If you were compiling your own list of virtues, as Franklin did, what would be on it and why?
- Franklin uses books as metaphors for his life. If you were going to come up with a metaphor for your own life, what would it be? How does this object or idea describe you?
- Have you read any autobiographies by modern politicians or civil servants, like President Obama or Sarah Palin? If so, how do they compare to Franklin's?