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U.S. Constitution Quiz

1. Who was called the "Sage of the Constitution"?

A. Edmund Randolph
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. James Madison
D. Benjamin Franklin

2. Who was called the "Father of the Constitution"?

A. George Washington
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. John Dayton
D. James Madison

3. Where was the Constitutional Convention held?

A. Boston
B. New York
C. Trenton
D. Philadelphia

4. What language besides English is used in the Constitution?

A. French
B. Spanish
C. Latin
D. None

5. Who wrote the Federalist Papers supporting adoption of the Constitution?

A. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison
B. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Randolph
C. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson
D. Alexander Hamilton, John Dayton

6. What two future presidents signed the Constitution?

A. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
B. George Washington, James Madison
C. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson
D. John Adams, James Madison

7. How many amendments have been ratified?

A. 37
B. 25
C. 27
D. 31

8. Where is the Constitution kept today?

A. Smithsonian Institute
B. Fort Knox
C. National Archives
D. Library of Congress

9. What was the Connecticut Compromise?

A. compromise about how new states were to be admitted to the union
B. compromise that promised that a Bill of Rights would be added immediately to the Constitution
C. compromise over whether the President should be popularly elected
D. compromise that created two houses of Congress - one based on population, House of Representatives, and one where each state had two Senators

10. How many delegates signed the Constitution?

A. 37
B. 55
C. 56
D. 39

11. How many delegates declined to sign?

A. None
B. 7
C. 1
D. 3

12. Where are the Bill of Rights found?

A. The Bill of Rights are the first 15 amendments
B. First 10 Amendments
C. In an addendum to Constitution
D. In Amendments 13, 14, 15

13. How long is the Constitution?

A. approximately 4,500 words
B. approximately 10,000 words
C. approximately 5,000 words
D. approximately 12,000 words

14. How long did the Constitutional Convention last?

A. 6 months
B. 1 year
C. 100 days
D. 200 days

15. Who was the first person to sign the Constitution?

A. Benjamin Franklin
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. John Hancock
D. George Washington