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. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?
(a) He believed in a strong democracy.
(b) He believed that the populace could be misled.
(c) He believed that small states needed equal representation.
(d) He believed that people could be trusted with self-governance.

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

3. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) The theory of institutional design.
(b) The theory of evolution.
(c) The theory of free trade and open markets.
(d) The theory of intelligent design.

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

5. What did James Madison argue during the argument over representation by person or by state?
(a) The populace would not be served by state representatives.
(b) The ruling classes would benefit by representation by state.
(c) Fairness argued for representation by state.
(d) Popular sovereignty argued for representation by person.

Short Answer Questions

1. What resolution was ultimately adopted?

2. Which constituents did Dr. Johnson want to placate with the plan he advocated?

3. What did Gouverneur Morris argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?

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

5. What was the dominant fear about the executive?

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