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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 Randolph argue at the convention?
(a) That the Articles of Confederation were sufficient.
(b) That the states should be trusted with managing their own affairs.
(c) That the Constitution would need to stress diplomacy with foreign nations.
(d) That the government needs to be strong to serve its purposes.

2. Which form of government includes direct voting by the people?
(a) Republic.
(b) Constitutional monarchy.
(c) Oligarchy.
(d) Representative democracy.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?

2. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?

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

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

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

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