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The Constitutional Convention

Instructions:

Print this multiple-choice quiz and read each of the questions. Choose the correct answer for each question.

1) The President of the Constitutional Convention was_____.

a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Patrick Henry
c) George Washington
d) James Madison

2) How many delegates attended the Convention?

a) 14
b) 54
c) 38
d) 29

3) Which of the following best describes the delegates?

a) They were men and women.
b) They were Native Americans.
c) They were all white men.
d) They were slaves

4) Where was the Constitutional Convention held?

a) Philadelphia
b) Washington,D.C.
c) Atlanta
d) New York City

5) During what season of the year was the convention held?

a) winter
b) summer
c) spring
d) fall

6) Why was it so difficult to travel to the convention?

a) The roads were in really bad shape.
b) The delegates traveled by horse.
c) Some delegates came by carriages.
d) all of the above

7) How did the delegates finally agree on the Constitution?

a) They didn't agree.
b) by compromise
c) They all wanted the same things.
d) none of these

8) Who stated that he "smelled a rat in Philadelphia?"

a) James Madison
b) George Washington
c) Patrick Henry
d) Benjamin Franklin

9) What did the delegates decide about how citizens should be represented?

a) number of delegates at the convention
b) population
c) number of slaves owned
d) none of these

10) Which of the following best describes the weather in Philadelphia during the convention?

a) cold and rainy
b) snowing
c) hot and humid
d) icy

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Under Article V of the Articles of Confederation, the state legislatures appointed delegates on an annual basis. Furthermore, the Article limited each delegate to no more than three years of office in any term of six years.

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