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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 25-28.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did delegates suggest would happen if state legislatures chose Representatives for the House?
(a) The people would revolt.
(b) The states would acquire too much power.
(c) The government would not be legitimate.
(d) State and federal powers would balance.
2. What did Mr. Sherman argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Congress.
(b) He argued that the executive should be elected by the people.
(c) He argued that the executive should be elected by the Congress.
(d) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Supreme Court.
3. What did Mr. Sherman argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?
(a) Short terms create perpetual campaigns.
(b) Long terms will preserve continuity in government.
(c) Long terms allow leaders to learn on the job.
(d) Short terms allow bad rulers to be removed.
4. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?
(a) That government will not have enough funding.
(b) That government will degenerate into mob rule.
(c) That government will degenerate into monarchy.
(d) That government will degenerate into a tool of businesses.
5. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be associated with the executive?
(a) That the separation of powers would foster isolationism.
(b) That the judiciary should be a sub-function of the legislature.
(c) That the executive alone should choose judges.
(d) That the executive and judiciary should be allied.
Short Answer Questions
1. What deliberative body created a compromise between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan?
2. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?
3. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
4. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?
5. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?
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