Read the excerpt from the introductory note of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. “Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, 1706. His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler [candle maker] who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest son. His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who published the ‘New England Courant.’ To this journal he became a contributor, and later was for a time its nominal editor. But the brothers quarreled, and Benjamin ran away, going first to New York, and thence to Philadelphia, where he arrived in October, 1723.” Which of the following is a key detail about Franklin’s employment in this excerpt? a. Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children. b. Benjamin Franklin’s father was a tallow-maker. c. Benjamin Franklin finished his schooling by age 10. d. Benjamin Franklin worked at the “New England Courant.”

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