Monday, November 9, 2009

Student Generated Test Questions

Write three multiple choice questions for the unit test.

Make the questions like the others on your AP test. Have five choices and provide a source with page number (or reference the class activity or lecture) so that people can look up the answers if they are unsure.

You should also answer another poster's questions.

The questions are due by THURSDAY at 5 P.M. for BOTH classes.

Come back after five to answer and check them out. This should be a good review for you. It will also help you think about how teachers think when designing tests. Learning to crawl inside the tiny little brains of your instructors is an excellent college skill - it will help you triage your study.

I will take some of the best questions for the test.


  1. 1)Washington was a great general mostly because

    a. He was good at math
    b. People liked him
    c. He liked to fight
    d. He knew the point of war
    e. He wanted to be a hero

    (George Washington Lecture)

    2. All of the following resulted from the Convention in Phialdelphia except

    a. 3/5 compromise
    b. Equal Senate representation
    c. 4 year electoral college term
    d. Articles of Confederation criticized
    e. Jefferson was named MVP and Rookie of The Year for the 1787 playoffs.

    (Amsco 6)

    3.All of the following presidents moved towards a more unitary government except

    a. Andrew Jackson
    b. Ronald Reagan
    c. George W. Bush
    d. Franklin Deleano Roosevelt
    e. Lyndon Baynes Johnson

    (Forms of Government notes)

  2. 1) Which of these characteristics are NOT those of Federalists?

    a.stronger central government
    b.well organized with strong leaders
    c.supported the constitution
    d.more states rights
    e.all of the above

    (Amsco 6)

    2)Who is the "Father of the Constitution" ?

    a.Ben Franklin
    b.John Adams
    c.James Madison
    d.Alexander Hamilton
    e.George Washington

    (Amsco 6)

    3)Alexander Hamilton's money program included the following EXCEPT

    a.created for economic stability
    b.protect new industries
    c.creation of a national bank
    d.never collect tarrifs on imported goods off national debt

    (Amsco 6)

  3. 1)Most of the delegates at the Constitutional Convention were:
    a. white men
    b. educated
    c. had experience in law
    d. young (as in their 40's)
    e. all of the above
    (The Constitiution Notes)

    2)In the continuum of democracy,which is the form of government that can never truly be acheived?
    a. an oligarchy
    b. a republican democracy
    c. an aristocracy
    d. a true democracy
    e. a monarchy
    (Forms of Government Notes)

    3)Which of the following are filters used to control majority factions?
    a. a representative government where citizens elect others to represent them
    b. system of an electoral college to elect a president
    c. forcing people to disagree with eachother
    d. both a and b
    e. none of the above
    (Federalist #10 Notes)

  4. 1. All of the folloeing helped write the Federalists papers except:
    A. Alexander Hamilton
    B. John Jay
    C. James Madison
    D. George Washington
    E. All of the above wrote the papers
    (Genius of James Madison Notes)

    2. Which of the following was NOT an issue of the Constitutional Convention:
    A. Representation of States
    B. Slavery
    C. Trade Regulation
    D. Powers and Election of the President
    E. All were issues
    (Amsco 6)

    3. Who was mad due to Washington’s Proclamation of neutrality (1793) and resigned from Washington’s cabinet?
    A. John Jay
    B. Thomas Jefferson
    C. John Adams
    D. George Mason
    E. Thomas Paine
    (Amsco 6)

  5. Who served as President of the Constitutional Convention?
    A) Benjamin Franklin
    B) Alexander Hamilton
    C) James Madison
    D) George Washington
    E) Lil' Wayne

    All of the following are true about the Philadelphia convention EXCEPT

    A) 55 delegates participated, all of whom were white males.
    B) Jefferson, Adams, and Paine all returned to the US to take part in the convention.
    C) George Washington was president of the convention
    D) Patrick Henry refused to part in the convention.
    E) All delegates were relatively young with the exception of Ben Franklin.

    Who Hosted the Annapolis convention at their home in Virginia?

    A) George Washington
    B) James Madison
    C) Benjamin Franklin
    D) Alexander Hamilton
    E) Thomas Jefferson

  6. No one knows who fored the shot of this battle marking the beginning of the Revolutioary War.

    A) Legington and Concord
    B) Bunker Hill
    C) Yorktown
    D) Saratoga
    E) Gettysburg
    (Amsco ch. 5)
    What peace effort was made by the second Continental Congress?

    A) "Olive Branch Petition"
    B) Treaty of Paris
    C) Declaration Of Independence.
    D) Northwest Ordinance of 1785
    E) None of the Above.
    (amsco ch.5)

    The Treaty of Paris provided for all of the following EXCEPT.

    A) Britain would recognize the United States as an Independent nation
    B) The Mississippi river would be the Western boundary of the US
    C) Americans would have fishing rights off the cost of Canada.
    D) Americans would pay debts to British.
    E) Granted Americans with a territory in the mid-west.
    (Amsco 5)

  7. the references to my questions

    1) Constitutional Convention Review sheet
    2) The Constitution! lecture
    3)amsco ch 6 pg. 97

  8. 1 When George Washington became President under the Constitution, he leaned toward which form of government:
    a State's rights
    b federal
    c confederate
    d unitary
    e monarchy

    (Analyzing gov't notes)

    2 Which three people fashioned specific articles of the Constitution:
    a Morris, Dickinson, Hamilton
    b Morris, Dickinson, Madison
    c Franklin, Hamilton, Madison
    d Madison, Washington, Franklin
    e Only one person made specific articles

    (AMSCO 6)

    3 How many district and circuit courts were enacted by the Judiciary Act of 1789?
    a 13 district and 3 circuit
    b 7 district and 3 circuit
    c 3 district and 13 circuit
    d 3 district and 7 circuit
    e 13 district and 7 circuit

    (AMSCO 6)

  9. 1) Which of the following did NOT participate in the Philadelphia Convention (1787)?

    A. Thomas Jefferson
    B. John Adams
    C. Alexander Hamilton
    D. Neither A nor B participated
    E. Neither B nor C participated
    (The Constitution! Packet)

    2) Who rarely took a stand during the Constitutional Convention?

    A. Alexander Hamilton
    B. Benjamin Franklin
    C. George Washington
    D. James Madison
    E. Both B and C rarely took stands
    (Constitutional Convention Review)

    3) Which of the following states had no delegates present during the drafting of the Constitution in Philadelphia?

    A. Pennsylvania
    B. Georgia
    C. Rhode Island
    D. South Carolina
    E. All of the above had delegates present
    (Amsco 6)

  10. 1.Which of the following does Madison NOT say about factions in his Federalist No. 10?
    A)Majority factions are more dangerous than minority factions
    B)Liberty is essential to the survival of factions
    C)The primary cause of factions is the unequal distribution of property
    D)The effects of factions cannot be controlled
    E)A republic can better deal with factions than a democracy can
    (Federalist No. 10)

    2.Which of the following presidents moved the government away from a unitary ruling and towards a confederacy?
    A)John Adams
    B)Thomas Jefferson
    C)Abe Lincoln
    D)Linden B. Johnson
    E)Andrew Jackson
    (Forms of Government notes)

    3.Which of the following was NOT a reason the founding fathers decided to get rid of the Articles of Confederation?
    A)All states had to agree on amendments
    B)The central government was too strong
    C)Contracts couldn’t be trusted
    D)Government couldn’t collect taxes
    E)Differences in state laws
    (The constitution notes)

  11. 1. Which of the following was a change made to Hamilton's financial plan so it would pass in Congress?
    A) A national bank owned completely by the government, not privately was created
    B) The capital of the U.S. was moved to the South, along the Potomac River
    C) A Supreme Court was created
    D) The U.S. would accept Spain's request for territory in exchange for the ability to trade along the Mississippi River
    E) The position of Secretary of the Treasury would be split into two separate positions, the Secretary of Trade and the Secretary of Internal Finances
    (Amsco 6)

    2. After President Reagan's push toward a smaller national government, which president was the first to make the national government larger again?
    A) George Bush, Sr.
    B) Lyndon B. Johnson
    C) Bill Clinton
    D) Barack Obama
    E) George W. Bush
    (Forms of Government)

    3) Which was NOT a policy of the Federalist Party under Alexander Hamilton?
    A) A loose interpretation of the Constitution
    B) A Pro-British foreign policy
    C) Favored agriculture over business
    D) Favored a National Bank
    E) Promoted a strong central government
    (Amsco 6)

  12. 1. What was NOT part of the plan for governing the area under the Northwest Ordinance?
    A)Allow all people to be involved in local government
    B)Have governors appointed by the National government rule the territories
    C)Make the areas colonies of the United States
    D)Prevent a second American War for independence by allowing the territories to eventually have equal state rights.
    E)When the population reached 60,000, allow the territory to be admitted as a new state
    (Bailey 9)

    2. Which President did NOT make an important move toward unitarianism or confederism?
    A)Franklin Delano Rosevelt
    B)George H. Bush (Bush I)
    C)George W. Bush (Bush II)
    D)Ronald Regan
    E)Thomas Jefferson
    (Forms of Government Notes)

    3. What is the only way to prevent the collapse of civilization in the event of a zombie epidemic?
    A)A large scale, organized, and speedy attack with increasing force in subsequent attacks to eradicate all the zombies
    B)Create a cure that will turn zombies into normal people again
    C)Rely on the safe zones that the government has built just for this situation and will provide free of charge to all residents that was built with all of the tax income that the government "misplaced".
    D)Quarantine infected individuals
    E)Use all of the weapons you rightfully(?) own under the second amendment and go on a quest to save your family, because the family is the foundation of civilization.

    Why did James Madison bring the states rights baby back to life after killing it decisively himself?
    A)To stop the pendulum from swinging too far toward the unitary side
    B)To start a zombie epidemic
    C)As a favor to Thomas Jefferson who would have opposed the Constitution
    D)To fight the alien and sedition acts that went against the Constitution
    E)He had made a bargain through time with Abraham Lincoln to resurrect it so Abe could kill it again and be a legendary president, and in return Abe would let Madison help write the Gettysburg Address(but reneged and didn't give him credit so Madison's ghost drove Booth crazy enough to shoot him.)
    (Genius of James Madison Lecture)

  13. The new clause that required a majority of the the states(9/13)instead of a unanimous decision by all the states came into place because

    A. To counter Rhode Islands policy of holding off legislature by being the only state to say reject law proposals
    B. To make sure the banning of the slave trade would pass
    C. To show that the U.S did not have an anarchy and improve relations with Europe
    D. To make the rest of the larger states happier

    List the authors of the Federalist Papers in order of the individual who contributed the least to the individual who contributed the most


    Which form of government is the U.S(High schoolers in Oklahoma couldn't get this one so good luck)?
    A. Pure Democracy
    B. Fascist
    C. Communist(like Tueting)
    D. Constinutional Monarchy
    E. Constitutional Republic

  14. 1. Which of the following does not belong?
    A. Adams
    B. Jackson
    C. Jefferson
    D. Lincoln
    E. They all belong, quit trying to screw with our heads
    (forms of government lecture)

    2. Put the following in order
    I. Idealist middle class wants reform
    II. Radicals institute terror to maintain
    III. Middle class regains control
    IV.Dictator emerges
    V. Middle class supressed, they lose control and things become more radical

    A. IV,I,V,II,III
    B. I,V,II,III,IV
    C. III,V,IV,II,I
    D. I,II,III,IV,V
    E. II,IV,I,V,III
    (Crane Brinton)

    3.Which of the following is unobtainable
    A. Dictatorship
    C. Republic
    D. True Democracy
    E. Tuetingocracy (otherwise known as communism)
    (forms of government lecture)

  15. 1.What is not an accomplishment of George Washington?
    A.President of the convention
    B.Cabinet System
    C.Two term tradition
    D.Wrote the Bill of Rights
    E.Strong Constitution
    (George Washington notes)

    2.What president made the biggest jump towards a confederate government?
    A.Thomas Jefferson
    B.Ronald Reagan
    D.George Bush, Sr
    E.John Adams
    (Forms of Government)

    3.Which three people were absent from the Philadelphia Convention of 1787?
    (The constitution! notes)
    (The genius of James Madison)

  16. 1. Which person would agree with a fiercly strong executive branch?
    A. James Madison
    B. Ben Franklin
    C. George Washington
    D. Alexander Hamilton
    (Constitutional Convention Review)

    2. Which person served as president of the constitutional convention?
    A. Alexander Hamilton
    B. George Washington
    C. Thomas Jefferson
    D. John Adams
    (Constitutional Convention Review)

    3. A republic is a type of which kind of government?
    A. Communist
    B. Monarchy
    C. Democracy

  17. Which of the following the the Sedition Act not do?
    A)Led to the Kentucky/Virginia Resolutions
    B)Helped the Federalists to power
    C) Made it illegal for newspapers to cricize Congress or President
    D)Was a step backwards from federalism
    E)Was opposed by Thomas Jefferson

    (Amsco 6)

    The chairperson at the Constitutional Convention was :
    A) Ben Franklin
    B) James Madison
    C) Alexander Hamilton
    D) George Washington
    E) John Dickinson

    (Amsco 6)

    What was a major cause of tension between colonies as they tried to form a new government?
    A) Deciding who would be president
    B) Figuring out the tax system
    C) Creating a cabinet
    D) Who would get the western lands
    E) having a standing army

  18. 1. All of the following are associated with the Great Man Theory except:
    a. Used founding fathers as role models
    b. Viewed the founding fathers as demigods
    c. Wanted to build upon history
    d. Were Iconoclasts
    e. Ideals were never challenged or criticized

    (George Washington Lecture)

    2. All of these men were delegates of the 1st continental congress except:
    a. Patrick Henry (VA)
    b. John Addams (MA)
    c. Sam Addams (MA)
    d. Alexander Hamilton (MD)
    e. John Dickinson (PA)

    (Amsco 5)

    3. The Annapolis Convention met at:
    a. Mt. Vernon
    b. Monticello
    c. The Pittsburg Courthouse
    d. The Philadelphia Courthouse
    e. Washington DC

    (Amsco 6)

  19. 1) All were foreign problems with the Articles of Confederation EXCEPT?
    a) Britian maintian western forts
    b) european nations demanded war debts to be paid
    c) Spanish wanted to consolidate power
    d) england closing its West Indies ports to American merchants
    e) Shays Rebellion
    Amsco pg 96

    2) what was one reason why Federalist didn't want a Bill of Rights?
    a) they had set up a system to behead the people who infringed on the rights
    b) why would you need to protect against yourself if members of congress were elected democratically.
    c) it was going to protect the Loyalist
    d) R.J. bribed them to not want one
    e) it would cost too much to make
    Amsco pg 101

    3) who were the leaders two leaders of the Democratic-Republicans?
    a) James Madison, Alexander Hamilton
    b) John Adams, John Jay
    c) Thomas Jefferson, John Adams
    d) James Madison, Thomas Jefferson
    e) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
    Amsco pg 109

  20. 1) Which of the following was NOT a key structural weakness in the Articles of Confederation? (Bailey Ch 9)

    a. No national court system
    b. One vote per state
    c. Unanimity necessary to amend
    d. Strict regulation of interstate commerce
    e. No taxation power

    2) Which of the following policies was NOT supported by the Democratic Republicans? (Amsco Ch 6)

    a. Pro-British foreign relations
    b. Strict interpretation of the Constitution
    c. Small peace time army
    d. No national bank or tariffs
    e. Weak central government

    3) Which of the following historians represented the ratification process as "a struggle to define...republicanism?" (Bailey Ch 9)

    a. Robert Brown
    b. Charles Beard
    c. John Fiske
    d. Gordon Wood
    e. Forrest McDonald

  21. 1) Which one of these was an issue with the British forts on American Soil?
    a)They violated the terms of the treaty of Paris
    b)They recruited the American citizens to the British army
    c)They attacked the American settlements west of Appalachians
    d)They traded guns for fur with Indians
    e)They blocked the American access to the Mississippi River

    2. Which legal basis did the Constitutional Convention operate on?
    a)The social contract
    b)The Articles of Confederation
    c)The Declaration of Independence
    d)Whateva, whateva, I'll do what I want!
    e)There was none

    3. All of these were a strategy used to ratify the Constitution except.
    a)Rewriting all of the original Constitution
    b)Giving a possibility of union formed without states that diddn't ratify the Constitution
    c)The Federalist Papers
    d)Delaying the ratification
    e)Promising the Bill of Rights

  22. 1) Which author of the Federalist Papers was also a representative to the Continental Congress from New York?

    a) James Madison
    b) Alexander Hamilton
    c) John Adams
    d) John Jay
    e) Thomas Paine
    Federalist Papers Lecture and somewhere

    2) Who was the author of the blog post that cites historical examples to argue that democracy will "long endure"?

    a) Jeff Jacoby
    b) George Orwell
    c) Whittaker Chambers
    d) Vaclav Havel
    e) Alexander Dubcek

    3) Which of these of Amendments of the Bill of Rights has fueled the debate on gun rights?

    a) 1
    b) 7
    c) 2
    d) 3
    e) 5
    (Class activity)

  23. Which of the following were not authors of the federalist papers?

    a)Alexander Hamilton
    b)James Madison
    c)John Jay
    d)Thomas Jefferson
    e)all of the above were authors
    ("fake" quiz)

    Where was the nation's capital located directly after the constitution was created?

    b)New York
    d)Washington D.C.
    e)Rocktown, Virginia
    (Amsco 6)

    Which of the following could the government NOT do under the Articles of Confederation?
    I. Mandatory Tax
    II. Enforce Laws
    III. Power To Wage War

    a)I only
    b)II only
    c)I and II
    d)II and III
    e)I, II, and III
    (amsco 6)

  24. 1.) Which of the following men DID NOT help to radify the Constitution by writing Federalist papers?
    A. Alexander Hamilton
    B. John Jay
    C. James Madison
    D. Benjamin Franklin
    E. They ALL wrote papers
    (James Madison Notes)

    2.)In what state was a survey taken of 1000 high school students where only 14% knew that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
    A. Georgia
    B. Idaho
    C. Alaska
    D. Kentucky
    E. Oklahoma
    (Class quiz activity)

    3.)What form of Government allows for Private Poperty but has full central control?
    A. Communsim
    B. Facism
    C. Socialism
    D. Mixed Economy
    E. Daoism
    (Government Notes)

  25. 1. Concerning constitutional debates over the representation of slaves, which statement is TRUE?
    A) The northern states wanted slaves to be counted as people because they believed that blacks and whites were equal
    B)The northern states wanted slaves to be counted as people so that the southern states would have to pay a high proportion of taxes
    C) The southern states wanted a slave to count as three-fifths of a person because they believed blacks were less than human but more than, as Charles Pinckney put it, "a graine of sand or a lighte dust"
    D) The southern states wanted slaves to count as people so that they could have greater representation in Congress
    E) Both A & D

    (Constitutional Compromises)

    2. Which was NOT a characteristic of the Articles of Confederation?
    A) Unanimity required to amend articles
    B) Each state received one vote in a unicameral legislature
    C) The national court system could be overruled by state's supreme court
    D) No executive
    E) All of these were part of the Articles of Confederation

    (Bailey 9)

    3. Of these, which delegate of the Constitutional Congress refused to sign the Constitution and why?
    A) George Mason, because he decried the large amount of power diverted to the federal government
    B) Benjamin Franklin, because he was away in France by the time of the actual vote
    C) James Madison, because he felt that other delegates had ruined his draft
    D) George Washington, because he did not want to become too involved in the process, preferring to be more of a figurehead than an egghead
    E) Sam Obenshain, because he was at a frat party at the time

    (Spirit Documents, Genius of George Washington lecture, The Constitution! lecture)

  26. 1) Which is NOT a characteristic of a federalist?
    a) One of the leaders was James Madison
    b) Pro-British
    c) Large peacetime army and navy
    d) Strong central government
    e) For tariffs
    (Amsco 109)

    2) Which of these leaders was an Anti-Federalist?
    a) George Washington
    b) James Madison
    c) Patrick Henry
    d) Alexander Hamilton
    e) Benjamin Franklin
    (Amsco 100)

    3) How many delegates were at Philadelphia?
    a) 45
    b) 50
    c) 55
    d) 60
    e) 100
    (Bailey 178)

  27. 1. Who served as the President of the Contitutional Convention? (Constitutional Convention Review Sheet)
    a)George Washington b)Alexander Hamilton c)Thomas Paine d) Ben Franklin e) Barack Obama

    2. Who was the author of the Bill of Rights? (Constitutional Convention Review Sheet)
    a)George Washington b)James Madison c)Thomas Jefferson d)John Dickenson e)Daniel Shay

    3. Who was the man that said that there only needed 9 out of 13 states to rafify the Contitution, to force small states to either agree or to be their own governing body? (notes Genus of.... cant tell you it would give away the answer)
    a) George Washington b) John Locke c) James Madison d) Alexander Hamilton e) Thomas Jefferson


    1) Which of the following was NOT a slave compromise at the Constitutional Convention?(Amsco pg.99)
    a) each slave would count as 3/5 of a person for the purpose of determinings a states level of taxation and representation.
    b) slaves were allowed to be imported for 20 years then Congress would vote whether to abolish it or not.
    c) both a and b
    d)slaves were to be counted as everyone else.
    e) both b and a

    2) All of these men were Federalists EXCEPT:(Amsco pg. 100)
    a)George Mason b)George Washington c)Ben Franklin d)James Madison e) Alexander Hamilton

    3) All of these men wrote Federalists Papers EXCEPT:(Amsco pg. 100)
    a) Ben Franklin b) John Jay c)James Madison d) Alexander Hamilton e) b,c and d

  29. I'm not sure if we were supposed to answer on our own or post the answers but oh well. Here it goes PumpkinHead:
    1) D
    2) B
    3) E

  30. 1. How many fifths were slaves counted as?
    a) two
    b) three
    c) five
    d) six
    e) four

    amsco 6

    2. Argued fiercely for a strong executive
    a) George Washington
    b) James Madison
    c) Alexander Hamilton
    d) Benjamin Franklin
    e) Tueting

    Constitutional Convention Review

    3. A dictatorship in which the leader's legitimacy is based on inheritance
    a) Democracy
    b) Dictatorship
    c) Monarchy
    d) Mobocracy
    e) socialism


  31. 1. What was the agreed number of "fifths" that slaves counted as?

    a) two
    b) three
    c) four
    d) five
    e) zero

    (Amsco 6)

    2. Where did the Annapolis Convention take place?

    a) the white house
    b) senate building
    c) harrisonburg chamber of commerce building
    d) mt. vernon
    e) none of the above

    (cross word)

    3. What is the form of government called when it's ran by only one person?

    a) anarchy
    b) communism
    c) dictatorship
    d) true democracy
    e) scottacracy

    (convention review)

  32. my responses to Illusional Isaac:

  33. 1.The Decline in support for the federalist party can be traced most directly to it's handling of the issue of: a)the bill of rights. b) the xyz affair c)citizen genet d)the alien and the sedition acts e)Marbury v. Madison 2. In his separation of the Constitutional Convention, Charles Beard focused on the importance of: a)sectional differences b)conflicts over slavery c)economic instreste=s of a wealthy elite d)politica factions from colonist times e)the genius and wisdom of the farmers 3. the VA and KT Resolutions presented the arguments that: a)states had the political power to organize political parties b)congress had no power to legislate on questions of immigration c)states could nullify acts of Congress d)Congress should consult the states before declaring war e)the constitution should be amended


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