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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) Republic.
(b) Constitutional monarchy.
(c) Representative democracy.
(d) Empire.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?

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

3. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?

4. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

5. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?

(see the answer key)

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