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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 were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
(a) Political thought and theory.
(b) The Massachusetts charter.
(c) Warfare against the Native Americans.
(d) Warfare against the French.

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

3. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Virginia Plan.
(b) The New Jersey Plan.
(c) The Great Compromise.
(d) Articles of Confederation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which form of government includes direct voting by the people?

2. What was the Great Compromise?

3. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?

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

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

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