U. S. History Ultimate Exam! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is confederation?
    • A. 

      Statute stating that the human mind was created free.

    • B. 

      Concept in the early American Republic proposing that women could influence politics.

    • C. 

      A nation formed by seceding states.

  • 2. 
    What established that only a fraction of a state's slave population would count in determining its representation in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      3/5ths Compromise

    • B. 

      Virginia Plan

    • C. 

      Impeachment

  • 3. 
    What is the system that gives each branch of government the means to restrain the powers of the other two?
    • A. 

      Tariffs

    • B. 

      Checks and balances.

    • C. 

      Taxes on property

  • 4. 
    Which plan would use a bicameral legislature containing representatives from states based on population?
    • A. 

      Great Compromise.

    • B. 

      Tariffs.

    • C. 

      Virginia Plan.

  • 5. 
    What was the US's first constitution which gave states more power than the national government?
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Articles of Confederation.

  • 6. 
    What word did not appear in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Impeachment

  • 7. 
    Who are people that are in favor of ratifying the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Anti-Federalists

    • C. 

      Federalists

  • 8. 
    What are taxes on imports and exports called?
    • A. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Tariffs

  • 9. 
    Who served as president at the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

  • 10. 
    What plan consisted of a unicameral legislature in which each state would have one vote?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Northwest Ordinance

  • 11. 
    What was the Virginia Statute of religious freedom?
    • A. 

      The concept that women could influence politics and society through their work in the home.

    • B. 

      The idea that all men are created equal.

    • C. 

      A statute stating that the human mind was created free and that government control over religious beliefs or worship is tyrannical.

  • 12. 
    Who wrote the New Jersey Plan?
    • A. 

      William Paterson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Roger Sherman

  • 13. 
    Who is the "Father of the Constitution?"
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      James Madison

  • 14. 
    What combined both aspects of the NJ and the Viginia Plan?
    • A. 

      U. S. Constitution

    • B. 

      The Great Compromise

    • C. 

      Northwest Ordinance

  • 15. 
    Who were the people that were against the ratification of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Federalists

    • B. 

      Anti-Federalists

    • C. 

      Slaves

  • 16. 
    What is a sharp drop in business activity accompanied by rising unemployment called?
    • A. 

      Tariffs

    • B. 

      Imports

    • C. 

      Depression

  • 17. 
    Who wrote the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      Roger Sherman

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry and George Clinton

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 18. 
    What is the division of powers between a strong central government and the state governments called?
    • A. 

      Impeachment

    • B. 

      Anti-Federalism

    • C. 

      Federalism

  • 19. 
    Who started a rebellion in Massachusets?
    • A. 

      Roger Sherman

    • B. 

      Daniel Shays to protest taxes, debt, and foreclosures

    • C. 

      William Paterson

  • 20. 
    What replaced the Articles of Confederation and gave the national government more power than the states?
    • A. 

      The U. S. Constitution

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Virginia Plan

  • 21. 
    What caused Shay's Rebellion?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Taxes on property and the seizing of property

    • C. 

      Imports

  • 22. 
    Name two powers of Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
    • A. 

      Judicial and Legislative

    • B. 

      Legislative and Executive

    • C. 

      Indian affairs, foreign affairs, settle disputes with states

  • 23. 
    What is Republican Motherhood?
    • A. 

      The concept in the early American republic proposing that women could influence politics and society through their work in the home.

    • B. 

      A statute stating that the human mind was created free.

    • C. 

      Taxes on property owned by mothers

  • 24. 
    What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
    • A. 

      Tariffs

    • B. 

      Northwest Ordinance

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 25. 
    Name two Antifederalists' objections to the Constitution.
    • A. 

      Imports and impeachment.

    • B. 

      No Bill of Rights, unfair voting scheme, done in secrecy, resemblance to a monarchy.

    • C. 

      Checks and balances.

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