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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 wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(b) Alexander Hamilton.
(c) James Madison.
(d) Ralph Ketcham.

2. What was the Great Compromise?
(a) Appoint judges for life, but allow them to be impeached.
(b) A bicameral legislature.
(c) Bring Texas into the union as a slave state, and Missouri as free.
(d) The creation of the Electoral College.

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

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

5. What must the government use its power to protect the people from, in James Madison's opinion?
(a) Corruption.
(b) The government itself.
(c) Foreign influence.
(d) Big businesses.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Alexander Hamilton propose in his speech?

3. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?

4. Who proposed that government officers not receive salaries?

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

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