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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 Madison advocate concerning the election or appointment of the executive?
(a) Appointment by the Supreme Court would be best.
(b) Appointment by an electoral college would be best.
(c) Election by Congress would hurt the public interest.
(d) Election by the people would hurt the public interest.

2. What was the benefit of adopting the resolution that was ultimately adopted?
(a) It resolved decades of inter-state tension.
(b) It weakened the Articles of Confederation and gave the states more power.
(c) It created a need for a lot of inter-state lawsuits.
(d) It allowed the federal government to be effective.

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

4. What did James Wilson argue concerning the Constitution's provision for a standing army?
(a) He said that it was no different from under the Articles.
(b) He said that Congress would keep the army in line.
(c) He said that the executive would be closely reined in by the judiciary.
(d) He argued that without power to quarter troops, the army would not be a threat.

5. How did Patrick Henry describe fear?
(a) As the passion of slaves.
(b) As the enemy to reason.
(c) As the restraint of the wise.
(d) As the paralyzing emotion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was James Wilson calling for in his speech to the Pennsylvania legislature?

2. Who was DeWitt in reality?

3. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?

4. What did Alexander Hamilton want to protect the executive from?

5. What did Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?

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