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

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

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

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

5. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?
(a) Election by the people.
(b) Election of Senators by Senators.
(c) Appointment by the President.
(d) Election by state legislatures.

Short Answer Questions

1. What power was missing from the Articles?

2. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?

3. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?

4. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

5. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?

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