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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

This very captivating book by Jean Fritz takes us on the journey of how the constitution was made and the discussions the writers had on the various issues. What can you remember about these great men and the fruits of that constitution they created? Take the quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is an opinion?
    • A. 

      The convention was held in Philadelphia.

    • B. 

      At first, not enough states showed up for the convention.

    • C. 

      The convention was the most important meeting on American History

  • 2. 
    The first thing the convention delegates did was
    • A. 

      Escort Benjamin Franklin to the seat of honor.

    • B. 

      Elect George Washington convention president

    • C. 

      Ask James Madison to take notes during the meeting

  • 3. 
    What was the problem with the rules the early Congress made?
    • A. 

      The problem was there was no way to make the states follow the rules.

    • B. 

      The problem was the early Congress made rules that were to harsh on the early settlers.

    • C. 

      The problem was the early congress couldn't decide on good rules.

  • 4. 
    Why did Alexander Hamilton think America was a a monster with thirteen heads?
    • A. 

      He thought this because each of the thirteen states wanted to elect their own president.

    • B. 

      He thought this because the thirteen states were more loyal to themselves than they were to the union.

    • C. 

      He thought this because the thirteen states wanted a king to rule them. Perhaps King George's son.

  • 5. 
    Why did Hamilton and Washington suggest having a grand convention in Philadelphia?
    • A. 

      They wanted the states to send delegates so they could listen to speeches made by the wise Benjamin Franklin.

    • B. 

      They wanted the states to send delegates so they could discuss ways to raise money for the war.

    • C. 

      They wanted the states to send delegates there to discuss ways of improving the existing government.

  • 6. 
    Why did the convention have to be postponed?
    • A. 

      The convention had to be postponed because a hurricane was fast approaching.

    • B. 

      The conventions had to be postponed because seven states needed to be present and only two showed up.

    • C. 

      The convention had to be postponed because General Washington couldn't make it.

  • 7. 
    When the other states arrived what was their excuse for being late?
    • A. 

      They blamed the weather, the muddy roads, personal business, and a lack of money.

    • B. 

      The British had stopped them at a blockade.

    • C. 

      They blamed their delegates for forgetting to come because they were upset with the wording in the constitution.

  • 8. 
    Why did the delegates keep what was going on during the meeting a secret?
    • A. 

      They knew keeping it a secret was the only fair way to do it so that the delegates wouldn't favor Philadelphia.

    • B. 

      They were worried that Benjamin Franklin would tell secrets while at a party with the monarchy.

    • C. 

      They knew there would be arguments and they didn't want the whole country listening in and taking sides.

  • 9. 
    What did the delegates call the document they were working on?
    • A. 

      The charter

    • B. 

      The plan

    • C. 

      The constitution

  • 10. 
    Why did the delegates use the word "federal" instead of "national"?
    • A. 

      People were sensitive about the word "national"

    • B. 

      People did not understand what "national" meant

    • C. 

      People thought the word "national" sounded rude

  • 11. 
    • Another word for nation is
    • A. 

      Colony

    • B. 

      Country

    • C. 

      State

  • 12. 
    The congress wrote the Articles of Confederation. A confederation is
    • A. 

      Group that has come together

    • B. 

      Country that has rebelled

    • C. 

      Ruler who has made a mistake

  • 13. 
    A suggestion was made to congress that all the states send delegates to a Grand Convention. A convention is most like
    • A. 

      A celebration

    • B. 

      A dinner

    • C. 

      A meeting

  • 14. 
    The delegates did not call the document they were working on a constitution. A constitution is
    • A. 

      A list of punishments

    • B. 

      A peace agreement

    • C. 

      A body of laws

  • 15. 
    The delegates liked the word "federal" because it did not reduce the power of the states. In this sentence, federal refers to
    • A. 

      The government of a single state

    • B. 

      The central government shared by states

    • C. 

      The government of cities and counties

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