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

2. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
(a) Political thought and theory.
(b) Warfare against the French.
(c) Warfare against the Native Americans.
(d) The Massachusetts charter.

3. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
(a) At least one.
(b) He proposed that all government positions should be elected.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

4. What was the objection to democracy at the constitutional convention?
(a) The problems with devising a scheme of representation.
(b) The threat of mob rule.
(c) The threat of concentrated executive power.
(d) The danger of foreign influence.

5. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?
(a) Among sitting representatives.
(b) In the state legislatures.
(c) In the popular polls.
(d) In the Electoral College.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?

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

3. What did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?

4. What position did "Publius" advocate?

5. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?

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