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. 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) Pierce Butler.
(b) George Washington.
(c) George Mason.
(d) Edmund Randolph.

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

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

4. Which delegate wishes to establish a national university supported by Congress?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Elbridge Gerry.
(d) James Madison.

5. Where does the Constitution go after it is signed in Philadelphia?
(a) To Congress for ratification.
(b) To the individual states for ratification.
(c) To state governors for their approval, then to Congress.
(d) To Congress, who recommends it to the states for ratification.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which delegate proposes that the positive vote of seven states constitutes ratification of the Constitution?

2. Which delegate is vehemently opposed to the clause in the Virginia Resolves that gives the national legislature authority to veto laws they judge improper?

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

4. Which delegate makes the motion that an address to the people accompanies the Constitution?

5. In Chapter Seven, which delegate is described as being aware of the importance and significance of the Convention and its business?

(see the answer key)

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