These are the questions in the quiz. The * beside the answer tells you which answer is correct.

 

Look at the questions carefully. They are 2 broad types of questions:

·         Those about power in the central or national government

·         Those about factions or special interests

 

The Questions about Power in the Central or National Government.

They all have the same 4 choices. By doing this quiz, you can tell who in the central government had (and has) the power under the Constitution or the cases where the framers of the Constitution limited the power of the central government:

a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

1.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

*a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

2.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

*d. Limiting power of the central government

 

3.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

*a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

4.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“… shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

*b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

5.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“… shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States;”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

*b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

6.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“… shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;”

 

The framers of the Constitution solved problems revealed during the Articles of Confederation period by this action:

*a. Giving power to the central government with Congress having this power

b. Giving power to the central government with the President having this power

c. Giving power to the central government with Supreme Court having this power

d. Limiting power of the central government

 

The Questions about Factions or Special Interests

They all have the same 5 choices. By doing this quiz, you can tell who wanted specific things in the Constitution:

a. Large states, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania

b. Small states, such as New Jersey and Delaware

c. Creditors (people who are owed money by others)

d. Merchants (people who buy and frequently sell goods, frequently in a world market place)

e. Slaveholders (people who owned slaves and frequently sell their cash crop in a world market place)

 

 

 

7.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each state shall have at least one Representative.”

 

The faction that wanted this provision in the Constitution was:

*a. Large states, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania

b. Small states, such as New Jersey and Delaware

c. Creditors (people who are owed money by others)

d. Merchants (people who buy and frequently sell goods, frequently in a world market place)

e. Slaveholders (people who owned slaves and frequently sell their cash crop in a world market place)

 

8..

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.”

 

The faction that wanted this provision in the Constitution was:

a. Large states, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania

b. Small states, such as New Jersey and Delaware

c. Creditors (people who are owed money by others)

d. Merchants (people who buy and frequently sell goods, frequently in a world market place)

*e. Slaveholders (people who owned slaves and frequently sell their cash crop in a world market place)

 

9.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“No state shall … coin money; … make anything but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts;”

 

The faction that wanted this provision in the Constitution was:

a. Large states, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania

b. Small states, such as New Jersey and Delaware

*c. Creditors (people who are owed money by others)

d. Merchants (people who buy and frequently sell goods, frequently in a world market place)

e. Slaveholders (people who owned slaves and frequently sell their cash crop in a world market place)

 

10.

Read this quotation from the Constitution carefully and then decide the letter that is most appropriate.

“The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.”

 

The faction that wanted this provision in the Constitution was:

a. Large states, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania

*b. Small states, such as New Jersey and Delaware

c. Creditors (people who are owed money by others)

d. Merchants (people who buy and frequently sell goods, frequently in a world market place)

e. Slaveholders (people who owned slaves and frequently sell their cash crop in a world market place)