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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What country is the oldest enduring republic in world history?
(a) Soviet Union of Socialist Republics.
(b) United States of Mexico.
(c) United States of America.
(d) Republic of Iraq.

2. What state was Jefferson from?
(a) New York.
(b) Texas.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Delaware.

3. What documents are available today that relate the exact words spoken by each of the dinner attendees?
(a) Court records.
(b) Video tapes.
(c) None, there were no records kept by any of the men.
(d) Notes from Jefferson's secretary.

4. In what city did this dinner take place?
(a) Atlanta, GA.
(b) New York City.
(c) Boston, MA.
(d) Seattle, WA.

5. 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.

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

7. What is a hair-trigger?
(a) A device on a gun that allows a much smaller amount of pressure to pull the trigger.
(b) A method of pulling the trigger on a weapon.
(c) Part of the gun that has been used to comb a man's hair.
(d) The result of a weapon being left outdoors overnight.

8. An affair of honor should involve only what type of charges?
(a) Financial.
(b) Political.
(c) Personal.
(d) Adulterous.

9. At the time of the American Revolution, who else occupied North America besides the colonists?
(a) Native Americans, also known as Indian tribes.
(b) Illegal Aliens.
(c) Mayans.
(d) Vikings.

10. What country did America look to for guidance on how to create their new republic?
(a) None - the American revolution was the first.
(b) Burma.
(c) China.
(d) Scotland.

11. What, in the author's opinion, is the main mystery about the duel?
(a) The exact location of the duel.
(b) Who was the winner of the duel.
(c) Who was present at the duel.
(d) Whether either man fired their shots with the intent to kill.

12. At whose home was the dinner held?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Aaron Burr.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) The White House.

13. Where was Hamilton struck by the bullet in the duel?
(a) HIs right side, four inches above his hip.
(b) His left arm, just above the elbow.
(c) His right leg, in the main artery.
(d) The right temple.

14. What was Aaron Burr's official title in the USA government?
(a) President.
(b) Commander in Chief of the Army.
(c) Vice President.
(d) Secretary of the Treasury.

15. What rank in the military did Aaron Burr attain during the American Revolution?
(a) General.
(b) Private.
(c) Captain.
(d) Colonel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What positions had Alexander Hamilton held in the US government?

2. How many delegates were at the Constitutional Convention?

3. What was the name of the report Hamilton wrote that started the need for this compromise?

4. According to the author, whose version of the duel outcome has persevered through history?

5. What does the author say was a direct result of the new republic's decision to delay the slavery question in the 1780's?

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