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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13-16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Randolph argue at the convention?
(a) That the Articles of Confederation were sufficient.
(b) That the Constitution would need to stress diplomacy with foreign nations.
(c) That the government needs to be strong to serve its purposes.
(d) That the states should be trusted with managing their own affairs.

2. What resolution was ultimately adopted?
(a) To give federal laws supremacy over state laws.
(b) To prevent the federal government from overriding state laws.
(c) To allow the Supreme Court to decide which laws were supreme.
(d) To give state laws independence from the federal legislature.

3. What was the benefit of adopting the resolution that was ultimately adopted?
(a) It allowed the federal government to be effective.
(b) It resolved decades of inter-state tension.
(c) It created a need for a lot of inter-state lawsuits.
(d) It weakened the Articles of Confederation and gave the states more power.

4. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
(a) The Supreme Court would decide on a state-by-state basis which laws took precedence.
(b) Congressional laws were still the law of the land.
(c) State laws could still take precedence.
(d) It gave the states priority in matters of trade, but the federal government priority in military matters.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What plan did James Madison favor?

2. What did the delegates debate concerning state laws?

3. What did James Madison support?

4. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?

5. What did delegates debate on June 6?

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