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

2. What did James Wilson argue concerning the question of taxation?
(a) He argued that the government would use tax money wisely.
(b) He argued that it would result in better services.
(c) He argued that it was necessary.
(d) He argued that the European nations were taxed more heavily.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What imbalance gave James Madison cause for worry about ratification in the states?

2. Which party did James Wilson belong to?

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

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

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

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