Chapter 5 Constitution Quiz!

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 120

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

Test your unfailing knowledge of Chapter 5 in The American Vision textbook: Creating a Constitution. Hopefully this will help you review for the mid-term exam!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false?  Shay's Rebellion was caused by debts in the wealthy merchants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True or false?  A recession is an economic slowdown, something that was not one of America's problems after the Reolutionary War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or false?  To resolve Shay's Rebellion, the governor sent the military to stop the rebelling farmers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    One of the problems with Congress's lack of the ability to tax was:
    • A. 

      An increasing value in currency

    • B. 

      Political issues

    • C. 

      Weak currency

    • D. 

      Mutiny within the government

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The British refused to evacuate American soil after the Revolution because:
    • A. 

      The Ameicans didn't give the Indians their land back.

    • B. 

      The Americans didn't give the Loyalists their land back.

    • C. 

      The Indians destroyed their ships.

    • D. 

      The British are lying, cheating people.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    True or false?  The Virginia Plan proposed only modifying the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The two steps to amending the Constitution are:
    • A. 

      Planning and ratification

    • B. 

      Proposal and ratification

    • C. 

      Ratification and enforcement

    • D. 

      Impeachment and re-election

    • E. 

      Checking and balancing

  • 8. 
    What did the Connecticut Compromise propose?
    • A. 

      It proposed 2 houses of Congress -- 1 based on population and 1 with equal representation for all states.

    • B. 

      It proposed 1 house of Congress based on population.

    • C. 

      It proposed 2 houses of Congress, both with equal representation.

    • D. 

      It proposed getting rid of the Articles of Confederation and creating new houses of Congress.

    • E. 

      It proposed making Connecticut the capital of the United States, the equivalent of Washington, D.C.

  • 9. 
    True or false?  Alexander Hamilton thought that the power of government came from the people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The 55 delegates who attended the 1787 convention:
    • A. 

      Had all signed the Declaration of Independence.

    • B. 

      Had no experience in government and leadership.

    • C. 

      Had all been a lawyer at some point in time.

    • D. 

      Were some of the most distinguished leaders in the U.S. and were skilled in government.

    • E. 

      Worked together well and had no disagreements.

  • 11. 
    True or false?  Federalists were opponents to the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or false?  James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Henry Knox wrote a collection of 85 essays.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or false?  The Federalist were written under the pen name Publius.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    To win Massachusetts over to the Federalist side, the Federalists:
    • A. 

      Promised to attach a bill of rights and give more power to the state government.

    • B. 

      Put taxes on imported goods to help with business.

    • C. 

      Hired aliens to brainwash the anti-federalists.

    • D. 

      Promised to attach a bill of rights.

    • E. 

      Didn't do any of the above.

  • 15. 
    The Anti-Federalists were:
    • A. 

      Wealthy artisans and farmers living on the coast.

    • B. 

      Stupid losers!

    • C. 

      Mostly western farmers in debt who didn't agree with the Federalists..

    • D. 

      People who didn't agree with the Federalists.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    To “appropriate funds” is to:
    • A. 

      Supply funds

    • B. 

      Consider funds needed

    • C. 

      Deny funds

    • D. 

      To set aside funds

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The legislative branch includes:
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Congress and the House of Representatives

    • C. 

      The House of Representatives

    • D. 

      The Senate

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    A Commander-in-Chief can deploy troops for ______ days.  (Choose the answer that fills the blank correctly.)
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      An infinite number

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    True or false?  The President can declare war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    True or false?  District courts are the lowest level of court, and there are 61 district courts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False