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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, why did Hamilton go to the duel?
(a) He needed the money.
(b) He wanted to murder Burr.
(c) Ambition and insecurity.
(d) His theatre plans changed for that day.

2. Who was considered to be the first President of the United States, almost unanimously by its people?
(a) Ben Franklin.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Adams.
(d) George Washington.

3. How many residents of the new republic were slaves?
(a) Nearly 700,000.
(b) 500,000.
(c) Three million.
(d) 58.

4. How did critics of the Constitution see that document?
(a) As a shining beacon of the principals fought for in the Revolution.
(b) As a poorly written document with considerable grammatical errors.
(c) As a starting point for further amendments.
(d) As a betrayal of the core concepts of the American Revolution.

5. In his Farewell Address and subsequent speeches to Congress before his retirement, what was George Washington's statement on slavery?
(a) He recommended the states determine it on their own.
(b) He was silent.
(c) He recommended it be abolished.
(d) He recommended it continue and increase.

Short Answer Questions

1. In its most simple terms, how did the Constitutional Convention formulate its documents?

2. At whose home was the dinner held?

3. What term has changed in meaning from an inferior being to one of respect and might in the world?

4. Are the terms "slavery", "slaves", or "Negroes" used in the Constitution of the United States?

5. When did Washington write his Farewell Address?

(see the answer key)

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