Practice MC items for 8-10 Test

Originally published back on September 23!!!!

1. Which individual of the Revolutionary era advocated equality for women?
A. Betsy Ross
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. Martha Washington
D. Benjamin Franklin
E. Abigail Adams

2. Most Americans considered which of the following to be fundamental for any successful republican government?
A. a wealthy class to govern
B. the primacy of the  property rights of individuals
C. the requirement of military service for political leadership
D. individuals willing to sacrifice for the public good
E. retention of a constitutional monarchy

3. Opposition by Jefferson and Madison to Hamilton’s financial plan resulted in
A. the formation of permanent political parties.
B. Hamilton’s dismissal from the cabinet.
C. political issues becoming out of touch with the wishes of the people.
D. the rejection of Hamilton’s plan by Washington.
E. their dismissal from the cabinet by Washington.

4. During our first 25 years as a nation, one of the major problems facing America was
A. the rivalry between France and Great Britain.
B. the lack of good political leadership.
C. the continued fighting between the US and the Armed Neutrality League.
D. Indian affairs.
E. separation of church and state.

5. What was the origin of the ratio of 3/5 in the compromise of the same name?
A. It showed that blacks were not considered human, but were not quite the same as other property.
B. It represented the perceived relative value of the labor of a free person versus that of a slave laborer.
C. It was the limit of the percentage of taxes that a taxpayer could be charged at that time.
D. It was a compromise, since no one else who could not vote was counted.
E. Sixty percent of the slaves were male, and only males were counted.

6. During our first 25 years as a nation, one of the major problems facing America was
A. the rivalry between France and Great Britain.
B. the lack of good political leadership.
C. the continued fighting between the US and the Armed Neutrality League.
D. Indian affairs.
E. separation of church and state.

7. Continental army officers attempting to form the Society of Cincinnati
A. were accused of trying to sabotage the civil government.
B. were denounced for their aristocratic pretenses.
C. were trying to force Congress to pay them their pensions.
D. reflected the Revolutionary era’s spirit of egalitarianism.
E. wanted land in Ohio given to them in payment for their services.

8. The economic status of the average American at the end of the Revolution was
A. better than before the war.
B. probably worse than before the war.
C. about the same as before the war.
D. more closely tied to Britain than before the war.
E. much worse than Britain after the war.

9. “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.  The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretense whatever.”
———–The above quote is from
A. the Declaration of Independence.      D. the US Constitution.
B. the Articles of Confederation.              E. the Farewell Address.
C. the Stamp Act Congress.

10. The colonists suffered their heaviest losses of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of
A. Charleston.                    D. Long Island.
B. Cowpens.                       E. Brandywine Creek.
C. Valley Forge.

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