The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 5-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?
(a) Who should be eligible to vote in elections.
(b) Whether government officers should receive pay.
(c) Whether the federal government should oversee state laws.
(d) Whether the executive should be singular or plural.

2. What did delegates suggest would happen if state legislatures chose Representatives for the House?
(a) The government would not be legitimate.
(b) The people would revolt.
(c) State and federal powers would balance.
(d) The states would acquire too much power.

3. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
(a) Warfare against the French.
(b) The Massachusetts charter.
(c) Political thought and theory.
(d) Warfare against the Native Americans.

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

5. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
(a) They would have the contacts they needed within the state.
(b) They would therefore be essentially promoted from within.
(c) They would therefore be men of character.
(d) They would already know the laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who proposed that government officers not receive salaries?

2. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?

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

4. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

5. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

(see the answer key)

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