Miracle at Philadelphia Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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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. In Chapter Seven, which delegate is described as being aware of the importance and significance of the Convention and its business?
(a) George Mason.
(b) Pierce Butler.
(c) Edmund Randolph.
(d) George Washington.

2. In Chapter Seven, which delegate is identified as "not consulted" on the vote to grant the national legislature veto power over all laws they deem improper?
(a) George Mason.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Pierce Butler.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

3. Which delegate proposes that the positive vote of seven states constitutes ratification of the Constitution?
(a) James Madison.
(b) James Wilson.
(c) Pierce Butler.
(d) David Carroll.

4. 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) Any person living in the New World.
(d) A white man descends from a native of Europe.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who creates a dictionary to capitalize on the uniqueness of the American language?

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

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

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

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