Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was there a dispute about who won the 1800 Presidential Election?
(a) There was considerable voting fraud and a recount was ordered.
(b) There were too many candidates to declare a majority.
(c) Both candidates earned the same number of votes in the electoral college, but no one was specifically mentioned as the Presidential candidate.
(d) George Washington decided at the last minute to make a bid for re-election.

2. What issue was discussed by the Constitutional Congress but specifically excluded from the final documents?
(a) Price of Postage.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Telecommunications.
(d) Secret Service.

3. In what political party was Hamilton considered a leader?
(a) Federalist.
(b) Republican.
(c) Whig.
(d) Tory.

4. According to the author, whose version of the duel outcome has persevered through history?
(a) Burr's followers and family.
(b) Jefferon's eyewitness account.
(c) Hamilton's followers and family.
(d) New York Times version.

5. In its most simple terms, how did the Constitutional Convention formulate its documents?
(a) Abigail Adams kep the minutes and published them in their entirety after the convention ended.
(b) Through debates, letters, private discussions and presentations at the meetings.
(c) Unknown, all meetings were held in secret and no records were kept.
(d) All were written by Thomas Jefferson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What caliber were the dueling pistols?

2. Before the duel, how many years did the two men, Hamilton and Burr, have animosity between them?

3. What does the author compare this "Compromise of 1790" to?

4. What is a hair-trigger?

5. How old was James Madison at the time of this dinner meeting?

(see the answer key)

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