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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Ratification of the Constitution, Chapters 31-34.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?
(a) The draft was almost entirely rewritten.
(b) Revisions separated the branches of government.
(c) Revisions gave the Congress veto power over presidential appointments.
(d) Not extensive at all.

2. What method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?
(a) Ratification by special conventions in each state.
(b) Ratification by state legislature.
(c) Ratification by straw poll.
(d) Ratification national referendum.

3. What did opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted think would be the consequence of adopting the proposal?
(a) That the states would lose tax income to the federal government.
(b) That states would work by region to set their own laws and standards.
(c) That the states would have to band together to oppose the government.
(d) That the states would be eradicated.

4. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?
(a) Energetic central government.
(b) Representation by state.
(c) Taxation.
(d) An executive for life.

5. Where on the political spectrum were Alexander Hamilton's opinions?
(a) Closer to monarchy than democracy.
(b) Closer to democracy than republicanism.
(c) Closer to republicanism than democracy.
(d) Closer to anarchy than democracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much of the Virginia Plan was accepted?

2. What did Patrick Henry say was the end of government?

3. What resolution was ultimately adopted?

4. What did James Wilson argue concerning the Constitution's provision for a standing army?

5. What did the New Jersey Plan allow the federal government to do?

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