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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

How many votes did each state have under the Articles of Confederation?
a.
1
c.
Depends on population of state
b.
2
d.
none of these answers
 

 2. 

Who served as chairman for the Constitutional Convention?
a.
George Washington
c.
Thomas Jefferson
b.
Benjamin Franklin
d.
Alexander Hamilton
 

 3. 

What was the meeting called at which the Founding Fathers met and wrote a new constitution?
a.
Annapolis Convention
c.
Constitutional Convention
b.
First Continental Congress
d.
Philadelphia Conference
 

 4. 

Who was the most respected person at the Constitutional Convention, who motivated the colonies to send delegates?
a.
Benjamin Franklin
c.
John Hancock
b.
George Washington
d.
Thomas Jefferson
 

 5. 

Most of the time in the convention was spent arguing over how the states would be represented in the new government. What was their final agreement called?
a.
The 3/5 Compromise
c.
The Great Compromise
b.
The Big Deal
d.
The Final Compromise
 

 6. 

What is the job of the judicial branch of government?
a.
make laws
c.
break laws
b.
interpret laws
d.
enforce laws
 

 7. 

Was Thomas Jefferson a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?
a.
Federalist
b.
Anti-Federalist
 

 8. 

The U.S. Constitution was written in the same building that the Declaration of Independence was written in. What was the name of the building?
a.
Independence Hall
c.
The Philadelphia Mint
b.
The Pennsylvania State House
d.
The Capital Building
 

 9. 

Was George Washington a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?
a.
Anti-Federalist
b.
Federalist
 

 10. 

Was Alexander Hamilton a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?
a.
Federalist
b.
Anti-Federalist
 

 11. 

Was James Madison  a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist?
a.
Federalist
b.
Anti-Federalist
 

 12. 

How many states were needed ratify (approve) the new constitution?
a.
10
c.
12
b.
9
d.
13
 

 13. 

The delegates finally decided that the legislature would be made up of two parts, a House of Representatives and a Senate. How many votes did each state have in the Senate?
a.
Depends on population
c.
1
b.
13
d.
2
 

 14. 

Did the Anti-Federalist’s favor a strong national government or strong state governments?
a.
Strong National government
b.
Strong State government
 

 15. 

What is the job of the legislative branch of government?
a.
make laws
c.
judge laws
b.
interpret laws
d.
enforce laws
 

 16. 

The Founding Fathers who wanted the states to approve the constitution, went out to the states and wrote a series of newspaper articles to try to get the states to ratify the Constitution. What were the articles called?
a.
Poor Richard’s Almanac
c.
Federalist Papers
b.
Common Sense
d.
Journal of Independence
 

 17. 

After the Revolutionary war, did the Articles of Confederation make the U.S. Government strong or weak?
a.
weak
b.
strong
 

 18. 

In which city did the Constitutional Convention take place?
a.
New York
c.
Philadelphia
b.
Washington DC
d.
Boston
 

 19. 

Which founding father got delegates from the colonies to meet to discuss problems with the Articles of Confederation?
a.
Thomas Jefferson
c.
Arnold Schwartzneger
b.
James Madison
d.
George Washington
 

 20. 

Which set of rules did we operate under when we fought the Revolutionary war?
a.
U.S. Constitution
c.
Articles of Confederation
b.
Confederate Constitution
d.
Confederation Constitution
 

 21. 

What is a legislature used for?
a.
enforce laws
c.
write constitutions
b.
make laws
d.
interpret laws
 

 22. 

At the convention the South wanted the slaves counted as citizens so they would have more representatives in the new government, the North did not want them counted. How did the North and South finally compromise?
a.
Each slave will be counted as 3/5 th of a person for representation purposes
c.
Slave men would be counted, slave women would not
b.
Slaves will not be counted at all
d.
There will be no more importation of slaves after the year 1790
 

 23. 

Did the Articles of confederation make a strong central government or strong state governments?
a.
strong state government
c.
strong central Government
b.
strong Federal Government
d.
none of these
 

 24. 

Which plan, proposed at the convention, favored the smaller states?
a.
Southern Plan
c.
Northern Plan
b.
New Jersey Plan
d.
Virginia Plan
 

 25. 

Did the Federalist’s favor a strong national government or strong state governments?
a.
State governments
b.
National government
 

 26. 

Which plan said that the number of representatives for each state should be based on population?
a.
Virginia Plan
c.
New Jersey Plan
b.
Constitution plan
d.
New Hampshire plan
 

 27. 

What is the job of the executive branch of government?
a.
make laws
c.
interpret laws
b.
enforce laws
d.
codify laws
 

 28. 

Which plan said that every state should have one vote in the new government and representation should not be based on population?
a.
Confederate Plan
c.
Virginia Plan
b.
Constitutional Plan
d.
New Jersey Plan
 

 29. 

What did the Constitutional Convention decide to do about slavery?
a.
end it in 50 years
c.
stop importing slaves in 20 years
b.
end it in the North but let it continue in the South
d.
nothing
 

 30. 

Which plan, proposed at the convention, favored the larger states?
a.
Virginia Plan
c.
Southern Plan
b.
Northern Plan
d.
New Jersey Plan
 

 31. 

The delegates finally decided that the legislature would be made up of two parts, a House of Representatives and a Senate. How many votes did each state have in the House of Representatives?
a.
13
c.
Based on population of state
b.
1
d.
2
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 32. 

The Constitution divides the government into three parts. The parts are legislative, executive, and parliamentary
 



 
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