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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 17-20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was particularly concerned about the Virginia Plan?
(a) Southern states.
(b) Populous states.
(c) Large states.
(d) Small states.

2. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?
(a) That the executive would be rendered powerless.
(b) That the judiciary would become the most powerful branch of government.
(c) That the judiciary would thereby acquire legislative power.
(d) That the executive would thereby attain control over the legislature through the judiciary.

3. What kind of representation did James Madison advocate?
(a) Representation by state.
(b) Representation by revenue.
(c) Representation by person.
(d) Representation by state size.

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

5. What did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?
(a) State-to-state trade.
(b) Imports.
(c) Exports.
(d) Expansion.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?

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

4. What power was missing from the Articles?

5. What were the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?

(see the answer key)

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