The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

2. What did Madison argue for in his letter to George Washington?
(a) Restraints against a supreme national legislature.
(b) Independence of states to coin money.
(c) Independence of states to make laws.
(d) The supremacy of national laws over states' laws.

3. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?
(a) Democracy was dangerous for a country without precedents.
(b) The populace needed power but they also needed to be checked.
(c) The people could not be trusted to govern themselves.
(d) Representation should be the one fully democratic part of government.

4. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.

5. What did Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?
(a) That it did not give the executive too much power.
(b) That it did not protect the states enough.
(c) That it made the federal government too independent.
(d) That it diminished the power of the states.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?

2. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?

3. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?

4. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?

5. What did James Madison support?

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