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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 Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?
(a) That it diminished the power of the states.
(b) That it did not give the executive too much power.
(c) That it did not protect the states enough.
(d) That it made the federal government too independent.
2. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
(a) Warfare against the Native Americans.
(b) Warfare against the French.
(c) Political thought and theory.
(d) The Massachusetts charter.
3. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
(a) They would therefore be essentially promoted from within.
(b) They would have the contacts they needed within the state.
(c) They would already know the laws.
(d) They would therefore be men of character.
4. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
(a) He said that elections could be bought too easily to be trusted.
(b) He said that elections are essential for free government.
(c) He said that elections are too important to trust to the people.
(d) He said that elections are a step in dissolving government.
5. What did Mr. Mason propose in his arguments of June 4?
(a) That the executive be appointed by Congress.
(b) That there be an executive for each region.
(c) That the executive be chosen in popular elections.
(d) That there be two executives, like Roman consuls.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
2. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?
3. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
4. What did Alexander Hamilton want to protect the executive from?
5. What power was missing from the Articles?
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