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Government Chap 2 Test

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  • Q1
    Magna Carta Was originally intended to protect the rights of which group?
    common people
    religious leaders
    kings and queens
  • Q2
    Which document was passed by parliament in the glorious revolution?
    english bill of rights
    mayflower compact
    magna carta
    petition of right
  • Q3
    one of the purpose of the new england confederation was to?
    create a constitution for the new england colonies
    defend against threats posed by native americans
    form a military force to attack the french
    draft a bill of rights for the colonies
  • Q4
    why did the colonist resent the taxes imposed by parliament beginning in 1764
    the colonist believed that their representatives in parliament were doing a poor job
    parliament had no power over the colonies
    the taxes were excessive and unfair
    the colonist had no representation in parliament
  • Q5
    Under the articles of confederation, most governmental power was retained by which?
    national government
    local communities
  • Q6
    Which of the following was a set of laws that limited the power of government and gave all free men the right to choose judges?
    English Bill of Rights
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    The Second Treatise on Government
    Petition of Right
  • Q7
    For ideas on how to use the law to protect people’s natural rights to life, liberty, and property, the Framers looked to
    Magna Carta
    William Blackstone
    John Locke
    Charles de Montesquieu
  • Q8
    What important event occurred three weeks before the Second Continental Congress met?
    signing of the Declaration of Independence
    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    “the shot heard ’round the world”
    Boston Massacre
  • Q9
    Which of the following was a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    Congress was not allowed to coin money.
    Congress was not allowed to conduct foreign policy.
    Congress lacked the power to tax.
    The president had too much power.
  • Q10
    For which reason is James Madison hailed as the Father of the Constitution?
    He was the oldest delegate to the convention.
    He greatly influenced the outcome of the convention.
    Option 3
    He authored the Federalist Papers.
    He proposed the Great Compromise.
  • Q11
    The New Jersey Plan was designed to stay closer to which document?
    Declaration of Independence
    Articles of Confederation
    Albany Plan of Union
  • Q12
    How did the Northwest Ordinance differ from the Constitution on the issue of slavery?
    The Northwest Ordinance allowed slavery for 20 years, while the Constitution banned it.
    Both documents banned the importation of enslaved people until 1808.
    The Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in the territory, while the Constitution temporarily protected the slave trade.
    Neither document addressed the issue of slavery.
  • Q13
    Antifederalists believed that representative government
    would only work with a weak Congress.
    was less important than state sovereignty.
    would only work with a strong national government.
    could only exist in a small territory.
  • Q14
    Why was the Great Compromise acceptable to the smaller states?
    The powers of the executive would be sharply limited.
    Congress would be unicameral.
    States would be represented equally in the Senate.
    Representation in the House of Representatives would be based on population.
  • Q15
    The Framers relied on the writings of which Enlightenment philosopher as they decided how best to protect economic freedom and rights to property?
    Charles de Montesquieu
    John Locke
    Adam Smith

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