Miracle at Philadelphia Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Western Territory, the Land Companies and the Northwest Ordinance. Manasseh Cutler..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which delegate elegantly rebuts Paterson's defense of the New Jersey plan?
(a) Charles Pinckney.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) George Washington.
(d) James Wilson.

2. Who founded the Ohio Company and sells shares to congressmen?
(a) Elbridge Gerry.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Manasseh Cutler.
(d) James Wilson.

3. What issue is most important for the states of Kentucky and Tennessee?
(a) Fair boundaries with neighboring states and a share of the Western Territory.
(b) Free commerce down the Mississippi River and an ocean port for goods.
(c) Proportional representation for all slaves.
(d) A tariff on their goods, including tobacco and timber.

4. According to the Convention rules, how many states make a quorum?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Thirteen.

5. What question surrounds the division of the Western Territories?
(a) Whether the land is effectively governed by a Chief Executive.
(b) Whether the land is divided equally among the existing states.
(c) Whether the newly created states ratifies a Constitution.
(d) Whether the newly created states are admitted to the Union on an equal basis.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hamilton get named as a delegate to the Convention?

2. What forms the basis of the Convention's procedure?

3. Why is indigence a bad word for most delegates to the Convention?

4. Why is no argument made against Hamilton's speech?

5. What is the first resolution of the New Jersey Plan?

(see the answer key)

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