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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?
(a) The power of the government.
(b) Consent of the governed.
(c) The political process itself.
(d) The righteousness of laws.

4. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
(a) They would therefore be essentially promoted from within.
(b) They would already know the laws.
(c) They would therefore be men of character.
(d) They would have the contacts they needed within the state.

5. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
(a) He proposed that all government positions should be elected.
(b) Three.
(c) At least one.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?

2. What plan did James Madison favor?

3. What did Randolph argue at the convention?

4. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?

5. What was cut out when the Constitutional Convention doted down part of the Virginia Plan?

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