Constitutional Convention And Compromises Track 5

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Constitutional Convention Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many branches does the American government have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    What branch of government interprets laws to ensure they are Constitutional?
    • A. 

      Executive Branch

    • B. 

      Legislative Branch

    • C. 

      Judicial Branch

  • 3. 
    If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, what do you think would be the best was to resolve the problem of whether to permit slave trading and what to do with runaway slaves?
    • A. 

      Allow Congress to restrict slave trade. Runaways to free territory can be claimed by their owners, but Northern officials are not forced by law to return slaves themselves.

    • B. 

      Do not allow Congress to stop or outlaw slave trading for 20 years. Runaways to free territory are not free since they are considered by law to be property.

    • C. 

      Allow Congress to restrict slave trade. Runaways to free territory must be returned to their owners.

    • D. 

      The Constitution should make no decisions about these issues. Leave it to individual states to decide what to do about these matters.

  • 4. 
    The _______________________________ or Connecticut Compromise created a congress with two parts. One part based on population and the other based on an equal number of representatives per state.
  • 5. 
    What two plans were combined to form The Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      The Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      The Washington D.C. Plan

    • C. 

      The New Jersey Plan

    • D. 

      The Connecticut Plan

  • 6. 
    How many Senators does each state have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      Depends on population of the state

  • 7. 
    The Compromise of 1790 resulted in the capital of The United States of America not being placed in any state but rather in the South between Maryland and Virginia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The number of members of the House of Representatives for each state is based on population.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 9. 
    The capital of the United States of America is?
    • A. 

      Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Tallahassee

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 10. 
    The executive branch of our government is responsible for making laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Delegates from which group of states favored laws regulating commerce and outlawing slave trade.  This same group believed that any slaves that ran away to free territory should remain free.
    • A. 

      Eastern States

    • B. 

      Western States

    • C. 

      Southern States

    • D. 

      Northern States

  • 12. 
    If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, what do you think would be the best way to resolve the problem of representation in Congress?
    • A. 

      Redraw the boundaries of the state so that the population is equal in all states. Then base Representatives in Congress on an equal number of representatives per state.

    • B. 

      Have an equal number of congressmen from each state.

    • C. 

      Create a congress with two parts. One part will be based on population and the other based on an equal number of representatives per state.

    • D. 

      Have representation in Congress based on population.

  • 13. 
    A bicameral legislature has one house.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The legislature is responsible for _______________________ laws.
  • 15. 
    If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, what do you think would be the best was to resolve the problem of how to count slaves in the population?
    • A. 

      Count slaves for taxes but not representation until 1820, after which they will be counted for both.

    • B. 

      Count slaves for representation but not for taxed until 1820, after which they will be counted for both.

    • C. 

      Count slaves as 3/5 a person for population.

    • D. 

      Count slaves for taxes but not representation until 1820, after which they will be counted for both.

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