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Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution: Quiz

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Question 1: On April 8, 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment was adopted, upon its ratification by ________, a year and a half prior to the 1914 Senate election.
Rhode IslandMassachusettsConnecticutMaine

Question 2: The notion enjoyed strong support from Senator William Borah of ________, himself a product of direct election.
OregonIdahoConnecticutColorado

Question 3: The amendment has been blamed, together with the Sixteenth Amendment, for generally expanding the authority of the ________ in the 20th century.
111th United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States Congress110th United States Congress

Question 4: Eight Southern Senators and all of the Republican Senators from ________, New York and Pennsylvania opposed Bristow's resolution.
Midwestern United StatesWestern United StatesNew EnglandNortheastern United States

Question 5: The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the ________ was passed by the Senate on June 12, 1911, the House of Representatives on May 13, 1912, and ratified by the states on April 8, 1913.
Continental AssociationElectoral College (United States)United States ConstitutionUnited States Congress

Question 6: In the early 1900s, ________ pioneered direct election of Senators, and it experimented with different measures over several years until success in 1907.
ColoradoOregonWashingtonIdaho

Question 7: ________ author and economist Thomas DiLorenzo has characterized the Seventeenth Amendment as "one of the last nails to be pounded into the coffin of federalism in America."[7]
LibertarianismAnarcho-capitalismRobert NozickIndividualist anarchism

Question 8: This article is part of the series:
________
Electoral College (United States)United States ConstitutionContinental AssociationUnited States Congress

Question 9: For example, in ________ the conflict between Democrats in the southern half of the state and the emerging Republican Party in the northern half prevented a Senate election for two years.
MichiganIndianaOhioNew Jersey

Question 10: As a result of the controversies surrounding successor appointments made by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and New York Governor ________, interest in repealing the gubernatorial appointment option has been expressed.
Haley BarbourEd RendellDavid PatersonBill Richardson







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