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Question 1: In 1689, the transfer of Maryland from a proprietary colony to a ________ temporarily quieted the disputes between the Lower House and the governor and council.
EnglandBermudaUnited KingdomBritish overseas territories

Question 2: Initially, representation was based on geography as the voters of each county elected four delegates, and two each were elected from ________ and Baltimore.
MarylandHagerstown, MarylandAnne Arundel County, MarylandAnnapolis, Maryland

Question 3: The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of ________, and is composed of 141 Delegates elected from 47 districts.

Question 4: The state capitol building also houses the ________ chamber and the offices of the Governor of the state of Maryland.
United States CongressMaryland SenateMaryland General AssemblyUnited States Senate

Question 5: ________ was required after every federal census in an attempt to achieve equal representation.
Apportionment (politics)GerrymanderingElections by countryReferendum

Question 6: Baltimore City elected the same number of delegates as did the most populous county, but after 1840, Annapolis was considered part of ________.
Baltimore County, MarylandPrince George's County, MarylandAnne Arundel County, MarylandAnnapolis, Maryland

Question 7: Despite the fact that each ________ was entitled to elect four delegates, the governor selected only two of these to sit in the Lower House.
CountyCityProvinceIndependent city

Question 8: The Maryland House of Delegates originated as the Lower House of the General Assembly in 1650, when the legislature became a ________ body.
Upper houseAustralian SenateUnited States SenateBicameralism

Question 9: The ________ also had some measure of control over the Lower House in the late seventeenth century.
GovernorAustraliaCanadaUnited States

Question 10: In this context, the Lower House continually fought for more power by asserting exclusive rights in certain legislative areas, such as levying ________ and originating money bills.
Tax havenExciseIncome taxTax

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