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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 the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?
(a) Exports.
(b) State-to-state trade.
(c) Expansion.
(d) Imports.

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

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

4. What did all the delegates at the federal convention agree on?
(a) Laissez-faire economic policy.
(b) The importance of a strong central government.
(c) The rights of a king.
(d) Government by consent.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Virginia Plan propose to do to the Articles?

2. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?

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

4. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?

5. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?

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