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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 9-12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Madison argue for in his letter to George Washington?
(a) The supremacy of national laws over states' laws.
(b) Independence of states to make laws.
(c) Independence of states to coin money.
(d) Restraints against a supreme national legislature.

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

3. 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.

4. What did William Paterson offer the convention?
(a) The Great Compromise.
(b) The Missouri Compromise.
(c) The New Jersey Plan.
(d) The Virginia Plan.

5. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?
(a) That government will degenerate into mob rule.
(b) That government will not have enough funding.
(c) That government will degenerate into a tool of businesses.
(d) That government will degenerate into monarchy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?

2. What was the objection to democracy at the constitutional convention?

3. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

4. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?

5. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

(see the answer key)

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