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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) Whether the federal government should oversee state laws.
(b) Whether government officers should receive pay.
(c) Whether the executive should be singular or plural.
(d) Who should be eligible to vote in elections.

2. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That the federal executive was too weak.
(b) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(c) That representation could have been earned without warfare.
(d) That there was too much power in the federal government.

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

4. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?
(a) He argued for an elected executive.
(b) He argued for an appointed executive.
(c) He argued against a unified executive.
(d) He argued for a unified executive.

5. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?
(a) The threat of tyranny of the masses.
(b) The Americans' distaste following the war.
(c) The possibility of a runaway executive.
(d) The threat of mob rule.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?

3. What did Mr. Mason propose in his arguments of June 4?

4. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

5. What were the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?

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