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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 James Madison support?
(a) A system of checks and balances.
(b) Strong state governments.
(c) A government of businesses.
(d) A strong federal government.

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

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) Subject them to elections.
(d) Allow them independence in their rulings.

4. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That there was too much power in the federal government.
(b) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(c) That representation could have been earned without warfare.
(d) That the federal executive was too weak.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison argue for in his letter to George Washington?

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

3. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?

4. What thoughts did Mr. Wilson express at the convention?

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

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