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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 thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
(a) He said that elections are a step in dissolving government.
(b) He said that elections could be bought too easily to be trusted.
(c) He said that elections are too important to trust to the people.
(d) He said that elections are essential for free government.

2. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) The theory of intelligent design.
(b) The theory of institutional design.
(c) The theory of free trade and open markets.
(d) The theory of evolution.

3. What was the benefit of adopting the resolution that was ultimately adopted?
(a) It created a need for a lot of inter-state lawsuits.
(b) It resolved decades of inter-state tension.
(c) It allowed the federal government to be effective.
(d) It weakened the Articles of Confederation and gave the states more power.

4. Which bodies were the delegates considering as electors of Representatives in the House?
(a) Property owners or free men.
(b) Special committees or state legislatures.
(c) State legislatures or the national senate.
(d) The people or state legislatures.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What power was missing from the Articles?

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

3. What did James Madison support?

4. What did delegates oppose in the Virginia Plan?

5. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?

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