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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. Which form of government includes a king whose powers are limited by a statement of the laws?
(a) Representative democracy.
(b) Republic.
(c) Empire.
(d) Constitutional monarchy.

2. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?
(a) The Americans' distaste following the war.
(b) The threat of tyranny of the masses.
(c) The threat of mob rule.
(d) The possibility of a runaway executive.

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

4. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?
(a) The need for restraints on popular sentiment.
(b) The need for representation by population.
(c) The need for representation by state and region.
(d) The need for high taxes to pay for federal army and government.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?

2. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

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

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

5. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

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