GOVT 220 Quiz The Constitution

  1. How did Pennsylvania’s government, which was considered “radically democratic,” differ from other state governments?
  2. Originally, the Constitutional Convention’s purpose was to do which of the following?
  3. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson’s statement that “all men are created equal” is similar to which of the following theorist’s belief that government is based on the “consent of the governed”?
  4. What was true for amendments under the Articles of Confederation?
  5. During the constitutional deliberations, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, to sway public opinion, wrote 85 essays known as which of the following?
  6. What was one primary feature of most early state constitutions?
  7. Madison’s confidence in the usefulness of the separation of powers rested on what assumption?
  8. Each state would have had an equal number of votes in the national legislature under which plan?
  9. How many special state conventions had to ratify the U.S. Constitution before it took effect?
  10. The goal of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution was to create what type of system?
  11. Which delegates tended to vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution?
  12. What is one important consequence of the separation of powers in the American political system?
  13. The Great Compromise resolved the impasse between which of the following two groups?
  14. The Declaration of Independence listed grievances against which person for violations against political liberties?
  15. Which of the following was true of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention?
  16. The rights and liberties enjoyed in the United States are primarily stated in which of the following documents?
  17. Shays’s Rebellion plays an important role in American history for which of the following reasons?
  18. During the ratification process, which group favored decentralization to preserve liberty from an overpowering central government?
  19. Which of the following statements most accurately characterizes the motives behind the support that different Framers gave to the U.S. Constitution?
  20. Dividing power between the states and the national government is referred to as what?
  21. The scope and authority of power that Congress was granted under the Articles of Confederation can best be described as which of the following?
  22. The Constitutional assignment of lawmaking, law-enforcing, and law- interpreting functions to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, respectively, is known as which of the following?
  23. Which of the following is true with regard to the Great Compromise?
  24. The Declaration of Independence was necessary for which of the following reasons?
  25. States were granted extra representation based on the number of slaves they held under which of the following?
  26. The president of the United States is selected by which of the following?
  27. Which of the following was true of the Federalists?
  28. Which group was entirely excluded from ratification of the Constitution?
  29. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” are the first words of which of the following documents?
  30. Which of the following was the chief obstacle to the ratification of the Constitution by the states?
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