Miracle at Philadelphia Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Bill of Rights Rejected..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who writes that Rhode Island's absence from the Convention is insignificant in the face of the stated unity of the delegates?
(a) Dr. Benjamin Rush.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

2. According to the Convention rules, how are questions to be decided?
(a) By a unanimous vote of the delegates.
(b) By a majority vote by delegates.
(c) By secret ballot.
(d) By a vote of two-thirds of the delegates.

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

4. Why does Edmund Randolph oppose a single executive?
(a) He feels a national government needs a different model for the executive than the model demonstrated by state governments.
(b) He believes a single executive is influenced by foreign governments.
(c) He believes a plural executive is better able to represent the different parts of the country.
(d) He feels a plural executive is more useful if the country is invaded by foreign troops.

5. On the last day, which delegate states he is determined to withhold his name from the Constitution?
(a) John Rutledge.
(b) Charles Pinckney.
(c) Elbridge Gerry.
(d) Luther Martin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which delegate argue that restrictions on the citizenship of legislators are left for Congress to decide?

2. Which delegate signs the letter to Congress as a representative of all Convention delegates?

3. Why does George Mason object to the motion empowering Congress to cut canals where needed?

4. 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?

5. What is the Society of the Cincinnati?

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