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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. What did James Madison worry about concerning ratification in the states?
(a) The states could hold the federal government hostage with no votes.
(b) The states might not act in the national interest.
(c) The states could sink the ratification process.
(d) The federal government would be powerless without unanimous ratification.

2. What imbalance gave James Madison cause for worry about ratification in the states?
(a) The disparity between Northern and Southern state interests.
(b) The disparity between national and state interests.
(c) The disparity between landowners and laborers.
(d) The disparity between East Coast states and frontier territories.

3. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?
(a) That the states would gain too much independence.
(b) That foreign countries would be able to divide and conquer.
(c) That the federal government would become too powerful.
(d) That trade would be stifled.

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

5. What did Patrick Henry say was the end of government?
(a) Self-reliance.
(b) Liberty.
(c) Education.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did delegates oppose in the Virginia Plan?

2. What reason did Alexander Hamilton give for ratification of the Constitution?

3. What was the benefit of adopting the resolution that was ultimately adopted?

4. What did James Wilson argue concerning the question of taxation?

5. Who was DeWitt in reality?

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