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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 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 the states would be eradicated.
(c) That the states would have to band together to oppose the government.
(d) That states would work by region to set their own laws and standards.

2. What did James Wilson argue regarding the abolition of trial by jury at the federal level?
(a) He said that trial by military tribunal was just as fair.
(b) He said that there would not be many cases where this applied.
(c) He said it was not a general problem.
(d) He said that it would be compensated by strong protections at the state level.

3. What did Alexander Hamilton want to protect the executive from?
(a) Popular sentiment.
(b) Foreign influence.
(c) Assassination.
(d) Corruption.

4. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?
(a) To limit the independence of the federal government.
(b) To cater to the states' needs.
(c) To avoid dissension.
(d) To reduce the federal government's power.

5. Where else did the question of proposing limitations arise, besides the debate over suffrage?
(a) Requirements for serving in the military.
(b) Qualifications for holding office.
(c) Qualifications for traveling abroad.
(d) Qualifications for owning property.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?

2. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?

3. How did Patrick Henry describe fear?

4. Why did Mr. Wilson prefer the New Jersey Plan?

5. How much of the Virginia Plan was accepted?

(see the answer key)

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