1) 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
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 Middle Atlantic colonies were settled principally by:
- aRoman Catholics
- bthe Church of England
4) 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”
5) 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
6) 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
7) 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"
8) Which belief system took the position that humans were capable of discerning religious truth through reason?
- athe Enlightenment
- bthe Protestant Reformation
9) Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, critics of the Church of England were known as:
10) The foremost intellectual rival to the ideology of the Protestant Reformation was:
- athe Spanish Inquisition
- bthe Renaissance
- cthe Catholic Revelation
- dthe Enlightenment