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

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Chapter 1, The Founding Fathers: An Age of Realism

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

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 must be led to make moral and correct decisions.
(d) That he is inherently good.

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

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

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

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

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