A Trivia Quiz On The Articles Of Confederation!

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Hey there! Have you ever read the American Constitution? Do you have a basic idea about The Articles of Confederation? If not, then take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn about the American constitution. The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 states of the U. S which was approved and came into force on March 1, 1781. Let's try this quiz and find out answers! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The federal government is...
    • A. 

      A central government to control all of the states.

    • B. 

      Like the center of a spider web.

    • C. 

      Government of just one state.

    • D. 

      Choices A & B

  • 2. 
    The best way to describe the Articles of Confederation would be to say that it (Yes, it is singular)...
    • A. 

      Was the first plan for governing the United States.

    • B. 

      Made the federal government too strong.

    • C. 

      Created a President, a Congress, and federal court system.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    A "Confederation" is...
    • A. 

      A strict association based upon membership.

    • B. 

      A loose association.

    • C. 

      An American who supported African-American civil rights.

    • D. 

      The same thing as an "article".

  • 4. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation, the only real power that the federal government had was to...
    • A. 

      Tax citizens.

    • B. 

      Print money.

    • C. 

      Choose a President.

    • D. 

      Raise an army during time of war.

  • 5. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation, the states had the power to...
    • A. 

      Tax citizens.

    • B. 

      Print money.

    • C. 

      Make deals with other nations.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Another term for a "Republic" would be...
    • A. 

      Direct Democracy.

    • B. 

      Monarchy.

    • C. 

      Representative Democracy.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    The role of the U.S. Congress is to...
    • A. 

      Appoint governors for each state.

    • B. 

      Choose the President.

    • C. 

      Make laws for the whole nation.

    • D. 

      Make treaties with other nations.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following IS NOT TRUE about the United States under the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      There was no President.

    • B. 

      All states were equal-one vote in Congress per state.

    • C. 

      There was a weak federal government, with only one house of Congress.

    • D. 

      Federal courts would choose the President.

  • 9. 
    The Articles of Confederation failed because...
    • A. 

      Congress could not force states to give tax money to the federal government.

    • B. 

      To pass a law in Congress, a vote of 9/13 was needed to pass a law.

    • C. 

      There was no supervision by the federal government to ensure that laws were carried out.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    Proof that the United States was not acting as a single country under the Articles of Confederation would be that...
    • A. 

      Each state wanted a different President.

    • B. 

      Each state had its' own army, and printed its' own money.

    • C. 

      Virginia and Maryland nearly went to war with each other.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Daniel Shays was from...
    • A. 

      Boston, MA.

    • B. 

      Pelham, MA.

    • C. 

      New York, NY.

    • D. 

      Great Britain.

  • 12. 
    The Regulators were mostly...
    • A. 

      Farmers in Western Massachusetts who had their farms taken by the bank.

    • B. 

      The Massachusetts state militia.

    • C. 

      The nickname for the United States Army.

    • D. 

      A gang who terrorized New York City in the 1780's.

  • 13. 
    Where did the Regulators attack, hoping to find weapons for a march on Boston?
    • A. 

      The Springfield Armory.

    • B. 

      The Springfield Civic Center.

    • C. 

      Washington, DC.

    • D. 

      Governor Bowdoin's house.

  • 14. 
    The Regulators were upset because...
    • A. 

      Taxes were too high.

    • B. 

      The paper money issued by the State of Massachusetts was worthless, therefore they could not pay their bills.

    • C. 

      Many of them had been soldiers years earlier, and they were still owed money from the U.S. government.

    • D. 

      Choices B & C.

  • 15. 
    One of the ways that Shays' Rebellion showed that the federal government was too weak was...
    • A. 

      When the farmers rioted, there was no federal army to stop them.

    • B. 

      No federal courts to make sure that state courts are acting fairly.

    • C. 

      No federal system of money.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    To solve the many problems facing the United States, the U.S. Congress voted to...
    • A. 

      Impeach the President.

    • B. 

      Hold a Constitutional Convention.

    • C. 

      Hold brand new elections.

    • D. 

      Give the states even more power.

  • 17. 
    How many votes did each state have in Congress, according to the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Depended on the size of the state.

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

  • 18. 
    The first rules of the country was known as...