The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 25-28.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did delegates argue for a judicial veto power?
(a) To correct bad laws.
(b) To prevent bad executive judgment.
(c) To prevent corruption.
(d) To protect small states.

2. Which bodies were the delegates considering as electors of Representatives in the House?
(a) Special committees or state legislatures.
(b) The people or state legislatures.
(c) State legislatures or the national senate.
(d) Property owners or free men.

3. What was Mr. Wilson's feeling about the compromise?
(a) He felt that elections were not accurate indications of the country's needs.
(b) He felt that appointed leaders were better suited for the work of governing.
(c) He felt that popular participation would weaken government.
(d) He felt that majority rule alone could legitimize government.

4. What was the dominant fear about the executive?
(a) The power to regulate trade.
(b) The power to go to war.
(c) The power to impose taxes.
(d) The power to appoint judges.

5. Which constituents did Dr. Johnson want to placate with the plan he advocated?
(a) Small states.
(b) Foreign diplomats.
(c) The upper classes.
(d) Federalists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Benjamin Franklin say about supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship?

2. What deliberative body created a compromise between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan?

3. Which committee recommendation did not make it into the Constitution?

4. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?

5. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?

(see the answer key)

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