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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 reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
(a) The populace needed power but they also needed to be checked.
(b) The people could not be trusted to govern themselves.
(c) Democracy was dangerous for a country without precedents.
(d) Representation should be the one fully democratic part of government.

2. What did delegates debate on June 6?
(a) How to appoint judges.
(b) How to limit the executive's power.
(c) How to elect members of the House.
(d) How to declare war.

3. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?
(a) In the state legislatures.
(b) Among sitting representatives.
(c) In the popular polls.
(d) In the Electoral College.

4. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(b) Ralph Ketcham.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Alexander Hamilton.

5. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) Radical political thought.
(b) Practical political thought.
(c) Conservative political thought.
(d) Aristocratic political thought.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?

2. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?

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

4. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?

5. What did Randolph argue at the convention?

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