The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Multiple Choice

1. Who are the Founding Fathers?
(a) The original 13 represenatives for the United States.
(b) A group of men who created the Constitution.
(c) The original members of the Plymouth colony.
(d) A group of ministers.

2. What did the Founders believe about man?
(a) That he will succeed only when free.
(b) That he is evil and selfish.
(c) That he is inherently good.
(d) That he must be led to make moral and correct decisions.

3. What was the Constitution based upon?
(a) Fragments of English political philosophy.
(b) Experience and observation.
(c) European tradition mixed with revolutionary philosophy.
(d) Greek and Roman political philosophy.

4. What class of people are usually attracted to democracy?
(a) The middle class.
(b) The aristocracy.
(c) The working class.
(d) Laborers.

5. With what class were most of the Founders associated?
(a) Laborers.
(b) The working class.
(c) The middle class.
(d) The aristocracy.

6. Why were the Founders hesitant to establish a new monarchy?
(a) There was no royal bloodline from which to choose a King.
(b) Too many different philosophies existed to choose one man.
(c) One man could not run a country effectively.
(d) A monarch rules in his own interests.

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