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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 in a strong democracy.
(b) He believed that the populace could be misled.
(c) He believed that small states needed equal representation.
(d) He believed that people could be trusted with self-governance.
2. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
3. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?
(a) That international trade would solve its budget problems.
(b) That the taxation rates were too low.
(c) That democracy restricted the leaders.
(d) That the executive was too weak.
4. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) Aristocratic political thought.
(b) Practical political thought.
(c) Conservative political thought.
(d) Radical political thought.
5. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
(a) Representation should be the one fully democratic part of government.
(b) The populace needed power but they also needed to be checked.
(c) The people could not be trusted to govern themselves.
(d) Democracy was dangerous for a country without precedents.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did all the delegates at the federal convention agree on?
2. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
3. What was the objection to democracy at the constitutional convention?
4. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?
5. What did Randolph argue at the convention?
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