Origins Of The Constitution

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This is a basic quiz of the origins of the US Constitution


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What English document first limited the power of the king or queen?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    • C. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independance

  • 2. 
    What was the 1620 plan by the Pilgrims for self-governance in America?
    • A. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Petition of Right

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 3. 
    Who was the 1st to write about social contract theory and natural law (where all people were born free, equal, and independent)?
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      William Penn

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Hobbs

  • 4. 
    How many states were needed to ratify the Constitution?
    • A. 

      9 of 13

    • B. 

      7 of 13

    • C. 

      10 of 13

    • D. 

      13 of 13

  • 5. 
    What is the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches?
    • A. 

      Separation of Powers

    • B. 

      Limited Government

    • C. 

      Representative Government

    • D. 

      Division of Labor

  • 6. 
    What was the 1st form of government in the freed colonies of the Americas?
    • A. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Anarchy

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 7. 
    Which state's plan for government wanted a strong executive branch and a two chamber legislative?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Connecticut

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 8. 
    Which state's plan for government wanted a one chamber legislature where each state had one vote?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Connecticut

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 9. 
    Who is marked as the writer of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      Ben Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Daniel Webster

  • 10. 
    One major question of the original Constitution was over slaves. In order to count slaves for taxes and representation, slaves were counted as _____ of a person.
    • A. 

      3/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      2/3

    • D. 

      3/5

  • 11. 
    Where was the Constitutional Convention held?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Baltimore

    • D. 

      Philadelphia

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