Hardest Questions On American History And Constitution! Trivia Quiz

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Hardest Questions On American History And Constitution! Trivia Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main reasons why settlers moved to the US was for land, religious freedom, escaping political problems/crisis, and searching for better opportunities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The English were forced to migrate to the America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Great Wagon Road was the central pathway that colonial settlers used in the 1700s (1735-1775) in the Southern US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Complete the analogy :  Thomas Jefferson : Declaration of Independence   ______________________: US Constitution
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 5. 
    Why did the delegates of the Constitutional Convention have to meet in secret in 1789?
    • A. 

      Founding Fathers decided to have a secret meeting without key leaders in US

    • B. 

      They were plotting an overthrow of the govt.

    • C. 

      They were trying to break away from England again

    • D. 

      National security concerns- did not want the people to know discussion before finished work on a new government structure

  • 6. 
    What purpose does the Electoral College serve?
    • A. 

      Elects the President of the US

    • B. 

      Appoints Cabinet members

    • C. 

      Appoints Judges to the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Elects representatives to Congress

  • 7. 
    What document does the US Constitution build upon?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      14 Points

  • 8. 
    The 3 regions of the 13 colonies were divided as follows:
    • A. 

      Northern, Southern, Middle

    • B. 

      New England, Middle, Midwest

    • C. 

      Northern, Midwest, Eastern

    • D. 

      New England, Middle, Southern

  • 9. 
    Yeoman is another word for...?
    • A. 

      Indentured servant

    • B. 

      Gentry

    • C. 

      Apprentices

    • D. 

      Farmers

  • 10. 
    Which best describes the coastal plain of NC?
    • A. 

      Wetlands were found in the western part of NC

    • B. 

      Hilly, rolling land in the central part of the state

    • C. 

      A range of mountains in the eastern US

    • D. 

      Low, flat land that extends along the Atlantic Ocean

  • 11. 
    Native Americans and European settlers had differing beliefs about land ownership. Which statement best summarizes the viewpoint of each side.
    • A. 

      Native Americans viewed land as theirs to be controlled---- Europeans wanted to control the land for themselves, without Native American interference

    • B. 

      Native Americans wasted nothing in land use- preserve the forest land at all costs, the Europeans wanted to rebuild the forest land as well

    • C. 

      Europeans wanted to buy and sell land, Native Americans used the land- all were free to use it

    • D. 

      Native Americans were eager to buy land from Europeans for guns, the Europeans wanted to preserve all forest land

  • 12. 
    How did NC's geography affect the movement of people and goods?
    • A. 

      Mountain ranges and lack of navigable ports restricted the movement of people and goods

    • B. 

      ports and mountain ranges encouraged movement of people and goods

    • C. 

      Deep rivers and flat, fertile land helped NC develop strong trade and road systems in early NC

    • D. 

      Rivers and valleys closed the access to trade

  • 13. 
    How did the NC Outer Banks affect the development of colonial NC?
    • A. 

      They presented a barrier against storms

    • B. 

      They prevented the development of large port cities where ships could easily move in and out

    • C. 

      They provided more usable coastline than the other colonies

    • D. 

      They allowed for open and easy transport for the shipping industry

  • 14. 
    How many branches of government were set up in the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 15. 
    What issue was settled with the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      How to maintain the balance of power of small and large states and everyone still have a voice in Congress

    • B. 

      How to send representatives to Congress and elect them

    • C. 

      The compromise caused more problems and they had to meet again later

    • D. 

      How to send electors to vote for President

  • 16. 
    President Thomas Jefferson was concerned about the LA Purchase because?
    • A. 

      The new government could not afford the purchase of $15 million

    • B. 

      The Constitution did not say anything about the president's right to purchase land

    • C. 

      Spain was threatening to declare war on the US over the land

    • D. 

      France would kick the US off the land and control the whole region

  • 17. 
    Why was NC concerned with the LA Purchase?
    • A. 

      NC's people did not believe in Manifest Destiny

    • B. 

      They did not have the money to purchase the land from France

    • C. 

      It was too much land too govern and control

    • D. 

      They thought the new land would eventually bring an end to slavery

  • 18. 
    Which cause of the War of 1812 does not belong?
    • A. 

      Impressment of US sailors

    • B. 

      Blockade of American ships by the French and the British

    • C. 

      War Hawks in Congress who were eager to go to war with England

    • D. 

      Dolley Madison burning the White House

  • 19. 
    How did the War of 1812 greatly impact the American economy?
    • A. 

      The US made their own goods and items since trade difficulties occurred with embargo and blockades

    • B. 

      James Madison encouraged trade with other nations of the world after the war

    • C. 

      Native Americans gave up fighting with the US people and the economy began to grow

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson sent the French out of the nation

  • 20. 
    Who was appointed as the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Lord Cornwallis

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      King George III

  • 21. 
    What concept was Jefferson asked to leave out of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Blaming the king for all of the colonies problems

    • B. 

      Taxes

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Rights of the people

  • 22. 
    What was the main purpose of the Halifax Resolves?
    • A. 

      The document urged NC delegates to vote for independence

    • B. 

      The document created a new state government

    • C. 

      The document urged all of NC's people to join the war effort

    • D. 

      The document created an independent government

  • 23. 
    The main reason the colonies were able to fight and win the American Revolution was?
    • A. 

      Fighting for a purpose- freedom, had the will to win the war

    • B. 

      Patriot troops had the "home field" advantage- they knew the land, roads, rivers within the colonies better than the British

    • C. 

      Excellent military leadership

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Thomas Paine:___________________ Thomas Jefferson : Declaration of Independence
    • A. 

      Halifax Resolves

    • B. 

      Mecklenburg Resolves

    • C. 

      Common Sense

    • D. 

      Treaty of Paris

  • 25. 
    The Founding Fathers helped to establish and begin our nation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False