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

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

3. Who was particularly concerned about the Virginia Plan?
(a) Populous states.
(b) Southern states.
(c) Small states.
(d) Large states.

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

5. What did Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?
(a) That it did not give the executive too much power.
(b) That it did not protect the states enough.
(c) That it diminished the power of the states.
(d) That it made the federal government too independent.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?

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

5. What method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?

(see the answer key)

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