1) Which belief system took the position that humans were capable of discerning religious truth through reason?
- athe Enlightenment
- bthe Protestant Reformation
2) What was the Founders’ solution to creating a stable democratic political system in light of the innate corruption of the individuals who created it?
- alimited government
- bconfederal government
- cfactional government
- dparliamentary government
3) The Declaration of Independence begins with the assertion that the colonists deserved independence under:
- athe laws of nature and Nature's God
- bthe first of God's covenants with Abraham
- cthe state of nature and natural law
- dthe force of God’s relationship to the Earth
4) Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, critics of the Church of England were known as:
5) The Middle Atlantic colonies were settled principally by:
- aRoman Catholics
- bthe Church of England
6) Penned by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, these articles presented historical examples to show that people were inherently prone to choose evil over good, self-interest over the public good, and immediate gratification over prudent delay.
- athe Federalist Papers
- bthe Common Sense Perspectives
- cthe Sons of Liberty Letters
- dTwo Treatises of Government
7) The denominations most closely identified with the Puritan wing of the Protestant Reformation were:
- aCongregationalists and Presbyterians
- bRoman Catholics and German Protestants
- cQuakers and German Protestants
- dBaptists and Methodists
8) What is the term to define periodic outbursts of intense religious enthusiasm that swept across the American continent?
- athe "Holy Returns"
- bthe "Eternal Covenant"
- cthe "Great Awakenings"
- dthe "Great Reformation"
9) The foremost intellectual rival to the ideology of the Protestant Reformation was:
- athe Spanish Inquisition
- bthe Renaissance
- cthe Catholic Revelation
- dthe Enlightenment
10) Which Puritan phrase implied the task of building a just society that was worthy of being emulated?
- a“City on a Hill”
- b“Errand into the Wilderness”
- c“Serve God, Love Freedom”
- d“It Takes a Village”