The Constitutional Convention: Facts and Figures

Test your knowledge of the Constitutional Convention.

1. All 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution.

    True

    False

2. In 1787, the Founding Fathers opened a convention in Philadelphia to write a Constitution for the following purpose:

    To declare independence from England.

    To create a federal government and define its powers.

    To establish the 13 original states.

3. How were delegates to the Constitutional Convention chosen?

   

4. Which state did not send delegates to the Constitutional Convention?

    Florida and Ohio

    Georgia and Arizona

    Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

    Virginia and Washington, D.C.

5. Were the other twelve states represented throughout the Constitutional Convention?

    No

    Yes

6. Where and when did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention assemble?

   

7. What was the average age of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention?

    About 24

    About 34

    About 44

    About 54

8. From what classes of society were the members of the Constitutional Convention drawn?

    Lawyers, Educators, and Soldiers

    Planters, Ministers, and Physicians

    Financers and Merchants

    All of the above

9. How many members of the Constitutional Convention had been members of the Continental Congress?

    Forty, and three others were later members.

    Thirty

    Forty, and two others were later members

    None

10. Were the members of the Constitutional Convention called "delegates" or "deputies," and is there any distinction between the terms?

   

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