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 did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?
(a) He argued for a unified executive.
(b) He argued against a unified executive.
(c) He argued for an elected executive.
(d) He argued for an appointed executive.

2. Which bodies were the delegates considering as electors of Representatives in the House?
(a) The people or state legislatures.
(b) State legislatures or the national senate.
(c) Property owners or free men.
(d) Special committees or state legislatures.

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

4. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?
(a) They thought it would limit the influence of the executive.
(b) They thought it would make for debate that is more dignified.
(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.

5. What power was missing from the Articles?
(a) The power to regulate foreign trade.
(b) The power to conduct war.
(c) The power to amend the Articles.
(d) Executive power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position did "Publius" advocate?

2. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?

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

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

5. What thoughts did Mr. Wilson express at the convention?

(see the answer key)

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