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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 Alexander Hamilton want to protect the executive from?
(a) Popular sentiment.
(b) Assassination.
(c) Corruption.
(d) Foreign influence.

2. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That the federal executive was too weak.
(b) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(c) That representation could have been earned without warfare.
(d) That there was too much power in the federal government.

3. What complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?
(a) It would give too much power to large states.
(b) It would over-represent the small states.
(c) It would dissipate federal power among the states.
(d) It would create a plutocracy.

4. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?
(a) That government will degenerate into mob rule.
(b) That government will degenerate into a tool of businesses.
(c) That government will not have enough funding.
(d) That government will degenerate into monarchy.

5. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?
(a) Between American and foreign power.
(b) Between federal and state power.
(c) Between ideals and practical applications.
(d) Between East coast and southern power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What must the government use its power to protect the people from, in James Madison's opinion?

2. Who was particularly concerned about the Virginia Plan?

3. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?

4. What did Mr. Sherman argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?

5. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?

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