Constitutional Convention
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  • Question 1
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    Which of the following should replace the question mark in this diagram?

    answer choices

    Direct democracy

    Great Compromise

    Checks and balances

    Missouri Compromise

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    In 1787 the United States was at a crossroads. Farmers in western Massachusetts had rebelled the year before over property taxes. The state struggled to end the rebellion. Events such as this one contributed to the decision to --

    answer choices

    sign the Treaty of Paris

    repeal the Intolerable Acts

    declare an embargo on imported goods

    restructure the federal government

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    George Mason refused to sign the Constitution and opposed its ratification because he believed that it --

    answer choices

    did not adequately protect individuals from potential government abuse

    did not give the executive branch enough power to oversee the military

    prevented the legislative branch from effectively governing the states

    prevented the judicial branch from using judicial review to overturn acts of the legislature

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Which of the following correctly describes the Three-Fifths Compromise?

    answer choices

    A portion of the slave population was counted for legislative representation

    A federal law enforcing the return of fugitive slaves was passed

    The census bureau was established to help apportion representation

    The election of senators was delegated to state legislatures

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, George Mason argued --

    answer choices

    against increased power for the national government

    for the dissolution of state governments

    against the passage of a bill of rights

    for the creation of a strong executive branch

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    Which speaker is in favor of ratifying the Constitution?

    answer choices

    Speaker 1

    Speaker 2

    Speaker 3

    Speaker 4

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    Why were southern delegates to the Constitutional Convention willing to accept the Three-Fifths Compromise?

    answer choices

    It increased the political influence of the South

    It allowed indentured servants in the South to become citizens

    It decreased the federal tax on property in the South

    It allowed the South to expand its industrial output

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    Why was this congressional structure created by the framers of the Constitution?

    answer choices

    To follow the plan outlined in the Articles of Confederation

    To reach a compromise between large and small states

    To reach a compromise between slave states and non-slave states

    To implement the outcome of a popular vote

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    What year was the Constitution written?

    answer choices

    1607

    1620

    1776

    1787

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who proposed the framework for the new Constitution and is nicknamed the "Father of the Constitution"?

    answer choices

    Benjamin Franklin

    James Madison

    George Washington

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Question 11
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    Which plan for the new government was favored by the Large States?

    answer choices

    Virginia Plan

    New Jersey Plan

    Articles of Confederation

    Connecticut Compromise

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    Which plan for the new government was favored by the Small States?

    answer choices

    Virginia Plan

    New Jersey Plan

    Articles of Confederation

    Connecticut Compromise

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