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

2. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?
(a) The election of the President.
(b) The election of the House of Representatives.
(c) The appointment of judges.
(d) The election of Senators.

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

4. What was the dominant fear about the executive?
(a) The power to go to war.
(b) The power to impose taxes.
(c) The power to regulate trade.
(d) The power to appoint judges.

5. Which form of government includes a king whose powers are limited by a statement of the laws?
(a) Republic.
(b) Empire.
(c) Constitutional monarchy.
(d) Representative democracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position did "Publius" advocate?

2. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?

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

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

5. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

(see the answer key)

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