SAT Subject US History Practice Question 30: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 30

3. Why did the delegates agree to keep the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention secret?

A. They knew their work would be unpopular with their constituents.
B. They did not want to be subjected to any outside pressures or influences.
C. They had received a number of threats to their lives.
D. They knew there were many foreign spies hoping to betray them.
E. They did not want to provoke an uprising among the people.

Correct Answer: B


The delegates wanted to have total freedom to say what they thought in debates. Therefore, they agreed not to discuss the proceedings outside the hall. The other four choices are untrue statements.

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