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. How would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) As a stepping stone.
(b) As a privilege.
(c) As a duty.
(d) As an entitlement.

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

3. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?
(a) He believed that the populace could be misled.
(b) He believed that people could be trusted with self-governance.
(c) He believed in a strong democracy.
(d) He believed that small states needed equal representation.

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

5. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Virginia Plan.
(b) Articles of Confederation.
(c) The Great Compromise.
(d) The New Jersey Plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?

2. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

3. What did Madison argue for in his letter to George Washington?

4. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?

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

(see the answer key)

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