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. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?
(a) The power of the government.
(b) The righteousness of laws.
(c) Consent of the governed.
(d) The political process itself.

2. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?
(a) He said that the executive veto itself should be able to be overridden.
(b) He said that the executive should have absolute veto.
(c) He said that the executive should have veto power over the legislature, but not the judiciary.
(d) He said that the executive should not have a veto.

3. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?
(a) That the executive would thereby attain control over the legislature through the judiciary.
(b) That the judiciary would thereby acquire legislative power.
(c) That the executive would be rendered powerless.
(d) That the judiciary would become the most powerful branch of government.

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

5. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?
(a) Whether government officers should receive pay.
(b) Who should be eligible to vote in elections.
(c) Whether the federal government should oversee state laws.
(d) Whether the executive should be singular or plural.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mr. Wilson's feeling about the compromise?

2. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

3. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?

4. What did Randolph argue at the convention?

5. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?

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