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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. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.

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

3. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?
(a) Election of Senators by Senators.
(b) Appointment by the President.
(c) Election by the people.
(d) Election by state legislatures.

4. What power was missing from the Articles?
(a) The power to amend the Articles.
(b) Executive power.
(c) The power to regulate foreign trade.
(d) The power to conduct war.

5. What was the Great Compromise?
(a) Bring Texas into the union as a slave state, and Missouri as free.
(b) A bicameral legislature.
(c) Appoint judges for life, but allow them to be impeached.
(d) The creation of the Electoral College.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

2. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

3. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?

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

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

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