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The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise

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What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

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1. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

2. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz, you'll primarily be asked about the different plans and compromises discussed at the Constitutional Convention. Be sure that you also know some details about the convention itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions on the following to pass this quiz:

  • Where the Constitutional Convention met and who led it
  • Details of the Virginia Plan
  • Details of the Great Compromise
  • Details of the 3/5 Compromise

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Great Compromise
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the Great Compromise to the Virginia Plan and the 3/5 Compromise
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the attendees of the Constitutional Convention

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise to continue your studies on the creation of U.S. government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the background that led to the Constitutional Convention
  • Identify prominent figures who did and did not attend the convention
  • Learn about the New Jersey Plan
  • Recognize the key elements of the Great Compromise
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