Miracle at Philadelphia Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Who Shall Ratify? The People or the States?.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the term "American" mean to William Priest?
(a) Someone who pledges to support the new government.
(b) An Indian or one of the New World "aborigines".
(c) A white man descends from a native of Europe.
(d) Any person living in the New World.

2. What shocks European visitors to the Southern states?
(a) The slave quarters at Mount Vernon.
(b) The accents of the Southern citizens.
(c) The clothing worn by the women.
(d) The distance between cities.

3. Who creates a dictionary to capitalize on the uniqueness of the American language?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) Noah Webster.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) James Madison.

4. What is the last major issue Convention delegates consider?
(a) The way the Constitution is ratified.
(b) The procedure for electing a President.
(c) The way the states are represented in the new legislature.
(d) The method for electing state legislatures.

5. Which delegate makes the motion that an address to the people accompanies the Constitution?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Rufus King.
(c) Elbridge Gerry.
(d) Charles Pinckney.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which delegate moves to postpone the vote on ratification?

2. What two types of documents do Convention delegates have to guide their discussion of states' rights?

3. Why are French noblemen amazed to find Revolutionary War officers working as innkeepers?

4. Which issue tie up the Convention proceedings for days?

5. Which delegate wishes to establish a national university supported by Congress?

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