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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Q. Where does Franklin grow up?


Arlington
Boston
New York
He never grew up - that’s one of the benefits of being a Lost Boy
Q. Why does Franklin travel to England?


Because he has been promised a job as a printer
Because he has been offered a walk-on role on the series finale of Fawlty Towers
Because he wants to make a fresh start
Because he does not believe in the American ideals
Q. What happens at the gentleman’s club called the Junto?


Exotic dancers perform on tables
People drink and talk about their wives and kids
People are taught how to be gentlemen, learning such skills as doffing one’s cap and placing jackets over puddles
People debate philosophical and scientific ideas
Q. What causes Franklin to stop writing for a while?


He starts to doubt that he has any talent as a writer
The American Revolution begins
He marries and takes some time to concentrate on his home life
He gets a major hand cramp
Ink and paper become too expensive
Q. What book does Franklin reference in his autobiography but never writes?


The Importance of Temperance
Harry Potter and the Mystical Declaration of Independence
The Art of Virtue
Silence and Sincerity
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