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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. What is Deism?
(a) A political movement advocating test oaths with a religious basis.
(b) The religious foundation for the state of Massachusetts.
(c) The practice of disagreeing with organized religion.
(d) A religious belief that god is to be found through belief, not revelation.
2. Which delegate signs the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution?
(a) Elbridge Gerry.
(b) Edmund Randolph.
(c) Roger Sherman.
(d) Rufus King.
3. Which delegate to the Constitution Convention is not elected as a delegate to the Massachusetts Convention?
(a) Caleb Strong.
(b) Elbridge Gerry.
(c) Rufus King.
(d) Nathaniel Gorham.
4. Why is Amos Singletry opposed to the Constitution?
(a) He believes that Massachusetts loses too much power under a national government.
(b) He believes that it offers too much to the citizens of the Southern states.
(c) He believes it prevents Maine from separating from Massachusetts.
(d) He believes it favors the lawyers and the elite at the expense of the less-educated and less-well-to-do farmers.
5. Who finally appears at the Convention a week after the Great Compromise is passed?
(a) The governor of New Jersey.
(b) Two delegates from New Hampshire.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) The delegation from Kentucky.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which delegate moves to postpone the vote on ratification?
2. What does Congress do eight days after receiving the Constitution?
3. Which delegates is NOT a member of the Committee of Detail?
4. The delegates pass a motion that the official Convention papers are kept by whom?
5. Which is the first state to ratify the Constitution?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Committee of Style and Arrangement?
2. How are George Washington and James Wilson connected to the Western Territories?
3. What is Thomas Jefferson's reaction to the Constitution?
4. Why does Franklin argue that delegates approve the Constitution even if they have objections?
5. Why do the delegates vote against adding the Bill of Rights to the Constitution?
6. Why does Randolph decline to sign the Constitution?
7. Why is the insertion of the phrase "We the People of the United States" considered to be both a bold move and a smart decision?
8. What are the arguments presented against including a Bill of Rights in the Constitution?
9. Why is the Northwest Ordinance called the third great document of American history?
10. Why is Jonathan Smith's speech powerful?
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