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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 the draft of the Constitution contain concerning slavery?
(a) The draft outlawed the domestic slave trade.
(b) The draft outlawed the importation of slaves.
(c) The draft did not mention slavery explicitly.
(d) The draft prevented a tax or prohibition on slavery.

2. What did Mr. Hamilton argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?
(a) Senators should have long terms to stay above the fray.
(b) Senators should have short terms in order to remain subject to their constituents.
(c) Senators should appoint their successors.
(d) Senators should serve for life to create continuity in government.

3. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?
(a) He believed in a strong democracy.
(b) He believed that people could be trusted with self-governance.
(c) He believed that the populace could be misled.
(d) He believed that small states needed equal representation.

4. Where do delegates think that authority needs to originate in order to be legitimate?
(a) The people.
(b) The merchants.
(c) The landowners.
(d) The poor.

5. What did Mr. Mason propose in his arguments of June 4?
(a) That the executive be appointed by Congress.
(b) That the executive be chosen in popular elections.
(c) That there be an executive for each region.
(d) That there be two executives, like Roman consuls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did delegates debate on June 6?

2. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?

3. How would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?

4. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?

5. What complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?

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