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 complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?
(a) It would give too much power to large states.
(b) It would over-represent the small states.
(c) It would dissipate federal power among the states.
(d) It would create a plutocracy.

2. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?
(a) The government would be composed of professional politicians.
(b) The states would therefore have an interest in preserving the federal government.
(c) The House of Representatives would be counter-balanced.
(d) The state legislatures would thereby gain power against the federal government.

3. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?
(a) Between East coast and southern power.
(b) Between federal and state power.
(c) Between ideals and practical applications.
(d) Between American and foreign power.

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

5. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?
(a) It was rejected as impractical.
(b) It was tabled to be voted on later.
(c) It was rejected as too aristocratic.
(d) It was killed in committee.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

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

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

4. What power was missing from the Articles?

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

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