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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 were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?
(a) The election of the House of Representatives.
(b) The election of the President.
(c) The appointment of judges.
(d) The election of Senators.

2. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?
(a) Too little religion.
(b) Too little representation in government.
(c) Too much foreign influence.
(d) Too much democracy.

3. What were the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?
(a) Insulating the federal government from individuals in the states.
(b) Creating a check against popular democracy.
(c) Raising the Senate above popular opinion.
(d) Improving upon the process by which the people were represented.

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

5. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?
(a) They thought it would make for debate that is more dignified.
(b) They thought it would limit the influence of the executive.
(c) They thought it would give the large states fair representation.
(d) They thought it would make Senators more intimate and therefore more willing to compromise.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?

3. What was the objection to democracy at the constitutional convention?

4. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

5. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

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