Miracle at Philadelphia Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Tension Mounts. Europe and America..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Madison consider to be the usefulness of the Senate?
(a) The Senate is able to discuss foreign matters with more authority because more Senators travel to Europe.
(b) The Senate is able to work more closely with the President because they have a similar perspective on American government.
(c) The Senate is able to make decisions with more coolness, systematic procedure, and wisdom than the popularly elected branch of legislature.
(d) The Senate is able to counteract the decisions made by a popularly elected branch of legislature.

2. 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 feels a plural executive is more useful if the country is invaded by foreign troops.
(c) He believes a single executive is influenced by foreign governments.
(d) He believes a plural executive is better able to represent the different parts of the country.

3. Which state does not send a delegation to the Convention?
(a) Maryland.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) Rhode Island.
(d) New Jersey.

4. What two types of documents do Convention delegates have to guide their discussion of states' rights?
(a) The state constitutions and the Declaration of Independence.
(b) The state constitutions and the Articles of the Confederation.
(c) The Articles of the Confederation and the Declaration of Independence.
(d) The Articles of the Confederation and the Bill of Rights.

5. What reason does Mason give as Hamilton's reason for leaving the Convention?
(a) He is mortified that other New York delegates don't vote with him.
(b) He is opposed to the decisions being made at the Convention.
(c) He is angry that his opinions are not considered in the discussions.
(d) He has pressing family business to tend to.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which delegate chairs the committee that writes the Articles of Confederation?

2. Which delegate from South Carolina claims to have a plan similar to that presented by Edmund Randolph?

3. What does the "pursuit of happiness" mean to the Convention delegates?

4. How does Washington get his title of Commander in Chief?

5. What do the Virginia delegates do before a quorum of states arrive?

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