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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: The Federal Convention of 1787, Chapter 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What power was missing from the Articles?
(a) Executive power.
(b) The power to regulate foreign trade.
(c) The power to amend the Articles.
(d) The power to conduct war.

2. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?
(a) Oligarchy.
(b) Republic.
(c) Constitutional monarchy.
(d) Representative democracy.

3. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?
(a) Subject them to elections.
(b) Allow them independence in their rulings.
(c) Review their judgments in the Congress.
(d) Protect them from popular politics.

4. What was the Great Compromise?
(a) The creation of the Electoral College.
(b) Appoint judges for life, but allow them to be impeached.
(c) A bicameral legislature.
(d) Bring Texas into the union as a slave state, and Missouri as free.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?

2. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?

3. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?

4. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?

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

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