Chapter 2 Quiz Kennedy

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  • 1. 
    Which body issued the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      The Constitutional Convention of 1776

    • B. 

      The First Continental Congress

    • C. 

      The first 13 colonial legislatures

    • D. 

      General Washington's army

    • E. 

      The British Parliament

  • 2. 
    Reflecting Lockean natural rights philosophy, the Declaration of Independence delcared that governments derive their just powers from
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      The consent of the governed

    • C. 

      Tradition

    • D. 

      Elected leaders

    • E. 

      A Constitution

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was NOT a problem with the national government under the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      The states were unwilling to send money requistioned by the national government

    • B. 

      The executive lacked the authority to lead the nation

    • C. 

      The state legislatures had too little power

    • D. 

      The national government was unable to regulate foreign trade or the national economy

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      To write the Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      To revise the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      To draft an entirely new constitution

    • D. 

      To elect the first president of the United States

    • E. 

      To negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain

  • 5. 
    The ______________________, offered as a proposal at the Constitutional Convention, called for each state to be equally represented in Congress.
    • A. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • B. 

      Connecticut Plan

    • C. 

      Virginia Plan

    • D. 

      Rhode Island Plan

    • E. 

      New York Plan

  • 6. 
    The Anti-Federalists believed that the new constitution
    • A. 

      Was a disgused attempt to abolish a federal form of government in the United States

    • B. 

      Was an enemy of freedom and designed to give control of the government to a rich elite

    • C. 

      Created a new government too weak to be effective, and they preferred a monarchy to ensure stability

    • D. 

      Was too democratic and would lead to tyranny of the masses against the wealthy

    • E. 

      With whatever faults it might have, was the young nation's best hope for a workable government

  • 7. 
    Which was the first state to ratify the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Delaware

    • B. 

      New Jersey

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Rhode Island

    • E. 

      New York

  • 8. 
    The Constitution created a
    • A. 

      Class-based society

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Government of the rich

    • E. 

      Majoritarian society

  • 9. 
    Which of these is TRUE about the United States Constitution?
    • A. 

      It centralizes power

    • B. 

      It is superseded only by decrees of the president

    • C. 

      It sets neutral rules for the game of politics

    • D. 

      All of these are true

    • E. 

      None of these are true

  • 10. 
    The United States Constitution first written constitution was the
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      Second Treatise of Civil Government

    • E. 

      Proclamation of the Continental Congress

  • 11. 
    In 1786 a small band of men in Massachusetts undertook what is remembered as
    • A. 

      The Famer's Revolt

    • B. 

      King George's War

    • C. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      The Whiskey Rebellion

    • E. 

      Shay's Rebellion

  • 12. 
    In which city was the Constitutional Convention held?
    • A. 

      Philadephia

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Washington, DC

    • D. 

      Boston

    • E. 

      None of these cities

  • 13. 
    According to James Madison, the greatest source of political conflict was
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      The uneven distribution of wealth

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Partisanship

    • E. 

      Cultural differences

  • 14. 
    The government designed at the Constitutional Convention allowed the voters to directly elect
    • A. 

      Both the House and the Senate

    • B. 

      The president and all members of Congress

    • C. 

      Only the Senate

    • D. 

      Only the president

    • E. 

      Only the House of Representatives

  • 15. 
    The Madisonian requirement that each branch of government acquire the consent of others for many of its actions created a system of
    • A. 

      Confederated government

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Constitutional republic

    • D. 

      Cross-cutting requirements

    • E. 

      Separation of powers

  • 16. 
    The Federalist Papers were
    • A. 

      Essays in support of ratification of the constitution

    • B. 

      Essays written that were critical of the constitution

    • C. 

      Newspapers which backed the Federalist party in early US elections

    • D. 

      The original name of the constitution written by the Constitutional Convention

    • E. 

      The notes that George Washington took at the Constitutional Convention

  • 17. 
    The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution
    • A. 

      During the ratification process

    • B. 

      During the Constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      After the ratification process was complete, and partly to fulfill a promise to those who supported ratification

    • D. 

      In 1865 after the union victory in the Civil War

    • E. 

      Piece by piece during the first hundred years of its operation

  • 18. 
    The Constitution was ratified by
    • A. 

      Popular vote in each of the states

    • B. 

      Special conventions in each of the states

    • C. 

      The electoral college

    • D. 

      State representatives to the Constitutional Convention

    • E. 

      The state legislatures

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is established by the written Constitution?
    • A. 

      The right to an abortion

    • B. 

      Media coverage of the House and Senate

    • C. 

      Political parties

    • D. 

      All of these are mentioned in the written Constitution

    • E. 

      None of these are mentioned in the written Constitution

  • 20. 
    The Supreme Court in Marbury v Madison asserted the power of the Court to
    • A. 

      Check the actions of the other branches through judicial review

    • B. 

      Nullify constitutional amendments

    • C. 

      Confirm presidential appointments

    • D. 

      Determine its own size and makeup

    • E. 

      Impeach the president