Quiz 7.a Articles Of Confederation

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Quiz 7.a Articles Of Confederation

This quiz is on Virginia SOL 7. A for US History I thru 1877


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these did not happend BEFORE the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783?
    • A. 

      Second Cont. Congress signs the Dec. of Independence

    • B. 

      Second Cont. Congress decided to right the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Articles of Confederation ratified (signed into action)

    • D. 

      Constitution ratified (signed into action)

  • 2. 
    Articles of Confederation were written by this group.
    • A. 

      British Parliament

    • B. 

      Sepratists

    • C. 

      Second Continental Congress

    • D. 

      Constitutional Convention

  • 3. 
    What was the goal in writing the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      To provide money to the 13 states

    • B. 

      To provide unity and stability to the 13 states

    • C. 

      To keep Rhode Island

    • D. 

      To keep Britian off America's back

  • 4. 
    What is a constitution?
    • A. 

      Plan of government

    • B. 

      Laws

    • C. 

      Rules of a country

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 5. 
    The Articles of Confederation was the first constitutional agreement between the states. Why did the Second Continental Congress not want a strong central government?
    • A. 

      So states could control trade

    • B. 

      So states could control the army

    • C. 

      Because of recent experience with the British king

    • D. 

      No one wish to be President

  • 6. 
    The Articles of Confedeation establish a very weak central or national government. The 13 states would best be described as
    • A. 

      A monarchy

    • B. 

      A "firm league of friendship"

    • C. 

      A Congress

    • D. 

      A group of colonies

  • 7. 
    One of the major weakness of the Articles was there was no _________ and _________ branches of government only a legislative one.
    • A. 

      Judicial, executive

    • B. 

      Executive, military

    • C. 

      Treasury, judicial

    • D. 

      State, local

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was not a power of the central or national government under the Articles of Confederation
    • A. 

      Conduct foreign affairs

    • B. 

      Coin money

    • C. 

      Maintain an army and navy

    • D. 

      Regulate interstate commerce or business

  • 9. 
    The central or national government had no power to _________. Making it impossible to pay off war debts or create national progams.
    • A. 

      Fight

    • B. 

      Legislate

    • C. 

      Tax

    • D. 

      Negotiate

  • 10. 
    Since the central or national government could not regulate interstate commerce or business, states began to put _________ on the goods of other states in order to keep their own trade strong.
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Tariffs

    • C. 

      Currency

    • D. 

      Laws

  • 11. 
    Another weakness with the Articles of Confederation was in the area of ____________. This was because both states and the central or national government could print or coin money.
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Dollars

    • C. 

      Currency

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 12. 
    What happens when the amount of currency circulating through an economy increases.
    • A. 

      Its becomes more valuable

    • B. 

      It loses value