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Question 1: In 1786, the Society established the Magellanic Premium, a prize for achievement in "navigation, ________, or natural philosophy", the oldest scientific prize awarded by an American institution, which it still awards.
AstrophysicsStarAstronomySun

Question 2: Many members of the ________ were among APS' first board members and contributors; today the APS and SOC still maintain an informal, collegial relationship.
Thomas JeffersonGeorge WashingtonSociety of the CincinnatiPresident of the United States

Question 3: After the ________, the Society looked for leadership to Francis Hopkinson, one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence.
United States ConstitutionMassachusettsVirginiaAmerican Revolution

Question 4: The American Philosophical Society is a discussion group founded in 1743 by ________ as an offshoot of his earlier club, the Junto.
Benjamin FranklinThomas MifflinJohn AdamsThomas Jefferson

Question 5: The Society also drew philosophers from other nations as members, including ________, the Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova.
MadridBerlinGermanyAlexander von Humboldt

Question 6: Under his influence, the Society received land from the government of ________, along with a plot of land in Philadelphia where Philosophical Hall now stands.
PennsylvaniaNorth CarolinaConnecticutNew Jersey

Question 7: ________ was elected first president of the group.
John AdamsThomas MifflinBenjamin FranklinThomas Jefferson







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