Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis by Josiah Strong


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Why were the ideas presented in Our Country considered progressive at the time?

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1. Who did Josiah Strong propose equal civil liberties for in Our Country?

2. Why did Strong propose stronger Christian influence in American cities in his work Our Country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five questions about Josiah Strong's influential book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis. You'll be asked about the book's central ideas and why it was considered progressive in the late 1800s.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Understand why the book's themes were considered progressive
  • Know who Josiah Strong proposed civil liberty for
  • Recall the reason why Strong advocated for a stronger Christian influence in America
  • Identify the book's two main ideas
  • Name the country that Strong compared America to regarding its expansion

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained pertaining to the progressive nature of Strong's book
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Our Country to point out its two central ideas
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Josiah Strong's book

Additional Learning

To learn more details about this book's content and influence, review the related lesson, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis by Josiah Strong. Studying this lesson will help you:

  • Learn about Josiah Strong's early life and education
  • Analyze quotes from the book
  • Understand what Strong believed America could become