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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' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?
(a) Raising the Senate above popular opinion.
(b) Insulating the federal government from individuals in the states.
(c) Improving upon the process by which the people were represented.
(d) Creating a check against popular democracy.
2. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?
(a) It was killed in committee.
(b) It was tabled to be voted on later.
(c) It was rejected as impractical.
(d) It was rejected as too aristocratic.
3. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That there was too much power in the federal government.
(b) That representation could have been earned without warfare.
(c) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(d) That the federal executive was too weak.
4. What did the Virginia Plan propose to do to the Articles?
(a) Discard them.
(b) Fix their flaws.
(c) Extend their authority for another ten years.
(d) Ratify them in Virginia.
5. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?
(a) That democracy restricted the leaders.
(b) That international trade would solve its budget problems.
(c) That the executive was too weak.
(d) That the taxation rates were too low.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
2. What did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?
3. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?
4. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
5. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
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