Chapter 8 History Test Prep

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Chapter 8 History Test Prep - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    FAQs about the Constitutional Convention Q. How were delegates to the Constitutional Convention chosen? A. They were appointed by state legislatures. Q. Did all those appointed as delegates attend the convention? A. Nineteen did not. Some declined to attend; others agreed to attend but then failed to show up. Q. When did the delegates assemble? A. The meeting was called for May 14, 1787, but a quorum was not present until May 25. Q. What was the average age of the delegates? A. 42. Q. What occupations did they represent? A. Probably 34 out of the 55 delegates had studied law. In addition to the lawyers, there were soldiers, planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, and merchants. Q. How long did it take to frame the Constitution? A. It was drafted in fewer than 100 working days. Q. Who actually wrote the Constitution? A. The records of the convention do not tell us who wrote any particular part of the Constitution.
  • 2. 
    The Articles of Confederation did all of the following except
    • A. 

      Give Congress power to make war and peace.

    • B. 

      Serve as the first plan of government for the United States.

    • C. 

      Divide power among three branches of government.

    • D. 

      Form a loose union of the states.

  • 3. 
    Supporters fo the new Constitution were known as Federalists. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Shay's Rebellion is remembered today because it 
    • A. 

      Dramatized the money problems faced by poor farmers.

    • B. 

      Shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.

    • C. 

      Threatened law and order in Massachusetts.

    • D. 

      Showed how well the Articles of Confederation worked.

  • 5. 
    The Constitutional Convention gave the job of choosing a chief executive to 
    • A. 

      Electors chosen by the states.

    • B. 

      Major political parties.

    • C. 

      Members of Congress.

    • D. 

      State legislatures and governors.

  • 6. 
    An important challenge facing the Constitutional Conventionwas how to balance the interests of large and small states. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution" because
    • A. 

      He studied modern and ancient governments to see what worked.

    • B. 

      His influence on the Constitutional Convention was so great.

    • C. 

      He was the oldest and wisest of the delegates to the convention.

    • D. 

      He took notes on everything said during the convention.

  • 8. 
    Both the Virginia and New Jersey Plans called for 
    • A. 

      Two houses of Congress.

    • B. 

      An elected president.

    • C. 

      An end to the slave trade.

    • D. 

      Three branches of government.

  • 9. 
    The Great Compromise was primarily related to 
    • A. 

      Checks and balances.

    • B. 

      Election of the president.

    • C. 

      Representation in Congress.

    • D. 

      Selection of Supreme Court justitices.

  • 10. 
    Rhode Island, Delaware, and Georgia had fewer than 100,000 people in 1790.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    New York and Delaware were most likely to favor representation in Congress based on population.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
     States on this graph wanted slaves to be counted in determining representation in Congress the same as any other person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Virginia stood to lose the most representatives in Congress if slaves were not counted in any way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Constitution was drafted
    • A. 

      In under 100 working days.

    • B. 

      By a committee of lawyers.

    • C. 

      By Madison working at night.

    • D. 

      Between June and July of 1787.

  • 15. 
    Which statements about the delegates are supported by the passage?
    • A. 

      One third were ministers.

    • B. 

      They were middle aged as a group.

    • C. 

      More than half had studied law.

    • D. 

      They were appointed by state legislatures.

  • 16. 
    Of the men appointed as delegates, 19 were no shows. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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