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

2. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?
(a) A charismatic leader.
(b) A dispassionate umpire.
(c) A central coordinating committee.
(d) Short presidential terms.

3. What did James Madison support?
(a) Strong state governments.
(b) A government of businesses.
(c) A strong federal government.
(d) A system of checks and balances.

4. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
(a) The people could not be trusted to govern themselves.
(b) Representation should be the one fully democratic part of government.
(c) Democracy was dangerous for a country without precedents.
(d) The populace needed power but they also needed to be checked.

5. What complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?
(a) It would over-represent the small states.
(b) It would give too much power to large states.
(c) It would create a plutocracy.
(d) It would dissipate federal power among the states.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?

2. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?

3. What kind of rulers did James Madison believe the country needed?

4. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?

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

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