Quiz.7.B Constitution

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers SOL 7. B involving primarily the construction and ratification of the Constitution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In the spring of _______, state delegates began to arrive in _________________, Pennsylvania for the purpose of changing the Articles of Confederation. 
    • A. 

      1776, Pittsburgh

    • B. 

      1787, Philadelphia

    • C. 

      1783, Paris

    • D. 

      1786, Philadelphia

  • 2. 
    Who was elected president of this "Constitutional Convention"?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 3. 
    What was idea the Convention looked to address in the Constitution
    • A. 

      A stronger federal or national government

    • B. 

      More rights for the states

    • C. 

      Declaring independence from England

    • D. 

      Finalizing the Treaty of Paris

  • 4. 
    Which of the following did not happend before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during 1787?
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      2nd Continental Congress

    • D. 

      John Adams becoming the 2nd U.S. President

  • 5. 
    The new plan of government the Convention came up with was formally called the
    • A. 

      Constitution of the Confederated States

    • B. 

      Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Virginia Plan

    • D. 

      Constitution of the United States of America

  • 6. 
    What were the two basic principles of the new Federal system of government in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Seperation of church and state, checks and balances

    • B. 

      Seperation of powers, checks and balances

    • C. 

      Seperation of military, judicial review

    • D. 

      Seperation of powers, checks and amendments

  • 7. 
    Where did the idea of these two basic principles come from?
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 8. 
    Who is known as the "father of the Constitution"?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton

  • 9. 
    What was one of the main compromises reached in ratifing the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Congress was split into two bodies, one with equal representations among states and one with representation based of population size

    • B. 

      Slavery would not be allowed west and north of the Mason Dixon line

    • C. 

      State militia would disband as to not pose a threat to the national army

    • D. 

      State treasuries would have to stop printing money as to stop hurting the national currency

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was not a main prinicple of the Constitution.
    • A. 

      Seperation of powers

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

  • 11. 
    Seperation of powers made sure
    • A. 

      Three different branches of government all had the same power

    • B. 

      Three different branches of government had different powers and responsibilities

    • C. 

      The states had the power to seperate the national governemtn

    • D. 

      The states had an input in the Constitution

  • 12. 
    The Judicial branch consists of the
    • A. 

      Senate and House of Rep.

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Judges from every state

  • 13. 
    Congress was split into two parts. They are?
    • A. 

      House of Burgesses, Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives, Senate

    • C. 

      Supreme Court, Senate

    • D. 

      House of Burgesses, House of Representatives

  • 14. 
    What branch carrys out the laws? Who is in it?
    • A. 

      Legislative, Congress

    • B. 

      Judicial, Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Executive, President

    • D. 

      Executive, Supreme Court

  • 15. 
    The Constitution gave of a system of government called federalism. This was an improvement from the Articles of Confederation. Why?
    • A. 

      Created a better central or national government

    • B. 

      Kept England in place

    • C. 

      Allowed settlers west of the App. Mountains

    • D. 

      Solved the currency issues

  • 16. 
    What principle gave each branch the ability to overturn others decisions? Example a President vetoing and law made by Congress.
    • A. 

      Checks and power

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Seperation of power

    • D. 

      Seperation of balances

  • 17. 
    What was added by James Madison as an amendment to the Constitution to outline the rights of people in the U.S.A.?
    • A. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Judicial Review

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Act