Oregon Constitution Quiz: During the Convention Section

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1. Which group had the most delegates at the constitutional convention?
a. Republicans
b. Whigs
c. Know-Nothings
d. Democrats

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2. Which state constitution did the Oregon delegates copy from the most?
a. Iowa
b. Wisconsin
c. Indiana
d. New York

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3. Who did most delegates consider to be the best orator at the convention?
a. Matthew Deady
b. Delazon Smith
c. Thomas Dryer
d. Frederick Waymire

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4. What state office was almost combined with the governor's office?
a. Roads Commissioner
b. Secretary of State
c. Adjutant General
d. State Treasurer

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5. Which was NOT considered in deciding when to schedule legislative sessions?
a. Muddy roads made winter travel difficult
b. Farmers needed to avoid important crop events
c. Teachers were needed during the school year
d. The Christmas holiday period should be avoided

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6. Which county covered all of Oregon Territory east of the Cascade Mountains in 1857?
a. Wasco
b. Lane
c. Baker
d. Umatilla

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7. Which Oregon city was NOT mentioned as a possible state capital?
a. Salem
b. Jacksonville
c. Lebanon
d. Portland

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8. What reason did Matthew Deady NOT give in opposing corporations?
a. Corporate factories degraded workers
b. Corporations were taxed at a different rate than farmers
c. Corporate swindlers took advantage of innocent farmers
d. Oregon had a healthier society without corporations

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9. Which publicly paid position was rejected by the convention?
a. Secretary of state
b. Legislative chaplain
c. Cattle inspector
d. County surveyor

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10. Which group was NOT mentioned for possible exclusion from Oregon?
a. Italians
b. Negroes
c. Chinamen
d. Kanakas
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