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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) Revisions gave the Congress veto power over presidential appointments.
(b) Not extensive at all.
(c) The draft was almost entirely rewritten.
(d) Revisions separated the branches of government.

2. Who was DeWitt in reality?
(a) A Rhode Island Federalist.
(b) A New York Anti-Federalist.
(c) A Virginian Anti-Federalist.
(d) A Massachusetts Anti-Federalist.

3. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?
(a) The value of low tariffs.
(b) The value of abolishing slavery.
(c) The value of a strong federal government.
(d) The value of independent states.

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

5. What did the delegates debate concerning state laws?
(a) Whether the federal government could control state laws.
(b) Whether the states could allow the death penalty.
(c) Whether state laws could govern inter-state trade.
(d) Whether state laws could set precedent for federal laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does James Madison argue on the question of suffrage?

2. What did Madison advocate concerning the election or appointment of the executive?

3. What method of ratification did Oliver Ellsworth advocate?

4. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?

5. How did James Wilson address the absence of a Bill of Rights?

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