Benjamin-Franklin-Autobiography by xiaopangnv


									Name: _________________________________________________                 Date: _______           Period: _______

                                Benjamin Franklin: excerpt from The Autobiography


1. What is Benjamin Franklin’s condition when he arrives in Philadelphia? How does he hint that he has improved
since then?

2. What was Franklin’s project as a young man? What do you think of his project?

3. How might this excerpt relate to the idea of the American Dream?

4. How would you describe Franklin?

5. What struck you as important or interesting from the excerpt?


Choose the virtue you find most important from Franklin’s list, and write ½ page about why you think that virtue is
most important, including possible “perpetual temptations” (170) that might lead a person astray from that virtue.

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