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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which delegate signs the letter to Congress as a representative of all Convention delegates?
(a) James Madison.
(b) George Washington.
(c) William Samuel Johnson.
(d) Governor Morris.

2. Which state has only one delegate sign the Constitution?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) New York.

3. Who is named Chairman of the Committee of Style and Arrangement?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Rufus King.
(c) James Madison.
(d) William Samuel Johnson.

4. Why is Pierce Butler opposed to foreigners without a long residence in America being elected to Congress?
(a) He believes that only native-born individuals understand democracy.
(b) He believes that Congress functions more efficiently if they are all native English speakers.
(c) He believes that foreigners are not capable of governing effectively.
(d) He believes such individuals bring attachments to other countries that are dangerous to American beliefs.

5. Who is elected president of the Massachusetts Convention to ratify the Constitution?
(a) John Hancock.
(b) Samuel Adams.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) Elbridge Gerry.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Bill of Rights?

2. What does Edmund Randolph propose on the final day of the Convention?

3. On the last day, which delegate states he is determined to withhold his name from the Constitution?

4. What new phrase does Governor Morris insert in the short preamble to the Constitution?

5. What is the delegates' decision regarding the location of a fixed seat for the national government?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is slavery an issue at the Convention?

2. What are the arguments presented against including a Bill of Rights in the Constitution?

3. Why does Randolph decline to sign the Constitution?

4. What are James Wilson's arguments in favor of allowing foreign-born Americans to participate in government?

5. What is the basis for the arguments presented by the Anti-federalists in Massachusetts?

6. Why is the Northwest Ordinance called the third great document of American history?

7. How are George Washington and James Wilson connected to the Western Territories?

8. What is the difference between the British and American views of the farmer during the eighteenth century?

9. Why does Franklin argue that delegates approve the Constitution even if they have objections?

10. What underlying concerns are voiced during the discussion about the seat of a national government?

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