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

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

3. What was the objection to democracy at the constitutional convention?
(a) The threat of concentrated executive power.
(b) The danger of foreign influence.
(c) The problems with devising a scheme of representation.
(d) The threat of mob rule.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?

2. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?

3. What would happen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?

4. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?

5. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

(see the answer key)

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