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In what year was Benjamin Franklin born?
1706
What did Benjamin Franklin's father, Josiah, do for a living?
Soap Maker
How many brothers and sisters did Ben Franklin have?
16
We all know that Ben Franklin was to become a great printer, but what career path did his father want Ben to pursue?
Clergyman
What was Ben Franklin's favorite hobby?
Reading
Ben Franklin, at the tender age of 15, used this psuedonym, or fictitious name, in order to sneak his writing into his brother's newspaper.
"Silence Dogood"
In what Massachusetts city was Ben Franklin born?
Boston
When Ben was 17 years old, he ranaway to escape the wrath of his older brother James, whom he apprenticed with. To what Pennyslvania city did Franklin run?
Philadelphia
What was the name of Ben Franklin's oldest son?
William
Who was Franklin's wife?
Deborah Read
What was the name of the newspaper that Franklin bought in 1729?
"The Pennsylvania Gazette"
Ben Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin authored the world's first political cartoon, in his newspaper, "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
FACT
Ben Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin, like many of our founding fathers, was a member of the masons.
FACT
This was the name of Ben Franklin's yearly publication.
Poor Richard's Almanack
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin invented the farmer's almanack.
Fiction. Ben was not the first to author a farmers almanac, however, Franklin's almanac became a family favorite because of it's variety and lively writing.
Name just one Ben Franklin saying.
"A penny saved is a penny earned."
Because Ben enjoyed reading so much, and because books were so expensive, Franklin introduced to our nation the first _______.
Subscription library
Ben Franklin realized that fires were a dangerous threat to Philadelphia. Can you name one way Franklin helped to protect people from the danger of fire?
In 1736 he organized Philadelphia's Union Fire Company,the first in the city.

Ben also organized the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance against loss by Fire in 1752.
This invention by Franklin, helped to keep people warm.
The Franklin Stove
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin patented his inventions so he could get rich.
FICTION
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin invented swim fins.
FACT
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin invented bifocals.
FACT
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin was a Quaker.
FICTION
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin invented the glass armonica.
FACT
What was Ben Franklin's most famous experiment?
The kite experiment; conducted in secrecy, this experiment proved the electric nature of lightning. It also won Franklin international fame.
What dispute between Ben and his son William, would permanently damage their relationship?
Hint: It concerns the American Revolution.
Ben supported an American split from England, while William was a loyalist, meaning he believed that America should remain a colony of England.
Name a great American document did Franklin help to write.
The Declaration of Independence
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Ben Franklin signed the Constitution.
FACT
How old was Ben Franklin when he died?
84
Franklin Fact or Fiction:
Over 20,000 people attended Franklin's funeral.
FACT