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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. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Ralph Ketcham.

2. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
(a) The populace needed power but they also needed to be checked.
(b) Representation should be the one fully democratic part of government.
(c) Democracy was dangerous for a country without precedents.
(d) The people could not be trusted to govern themselves.

3. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?
(a) Too much democracy.
(b) Too little representation in government.
(c) Too much foreign influence.
(d) Too little religion.

4. What position did "Publius" advocate?
(a) Defending the new Constitution.
(b) Arguing against ratification of the Constitution.
(c) Attacking the new Constitution.
(d) Proposing an alternative to the Constitution.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?

2. What was cut out when the Constitutional Convention doted down part of the Virginia Plan?

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

4. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

5. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?

(see the answer key)

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