Benjamin Franklin questions for article "The Ultimate Solution Creator"
Benjamin Franklin was an accomplished inventor. Which of the following was one of his inventions?
first woodburning stove
U.S. postal system
Benjamin Franklin was very concerned with creating inventions so he could become wealthy.
Benjamin Franklin was skilled at solving problems. What made him so adept at this?
Why did Franklin invent the Franklin stove?
The Franklin stove was extremely successful.
Benjamin Franklin's most famous invention was....
Fun Facts about Ben Franklin
Ben was his dad's 15th child of 17 total children!
Ben Franklin was the first Postmaster General of the United States.
Later in life, Ben set his slaves free and became a fighter for the freedom of slaves.
He didn't patent any of his many inventions, letting people use his ideas for free.
Franklin became fairly wealthy from the publishing of Poor Richard's Almanack.
He loved playing chess and was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 1999.
As a teenager, Franklin had several letters published in his brother's newspaper under the fake name "Silence Dogood." His brother was not happy when he found out.
During his life, Franklin's views on slavery changed dramatically. In 1748, he purchased his first slave, but by 1760 he had freed all of his slaves. He became a staunch abolitionist and spent much of his later life campaigning for an end to slavery.
What do you notice about his accoplishments. What conclusion can you draw about Ben Franklin?
Franklin was the first known creator of the "pros and cons" list. How did he use this as a solution to problems? How do you think it can help you?
What year was Franklin appointed as the first Postmaster General?
Benjamin Franklin patented all of his designs and inventions.
Describe Benjamin Franklin using at least four character traits. Support each trait with evidence from the text.
In the last paragraph it tells us that Franklin resisted hoarding. Tell what you think hoarding means in this sentence by using context clues in the story.
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