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. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?
(a) They thought it would make Senators more intimate and therefore more willing to compromise.
(b) They thought it would give the large states fair representation.
(c) They thought it would make for debate that is more dignified.
(d) They thought it would limit the influence of the executive.

2. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?
(a) Short presidential terms.
(b) A dispassionate umpire.
(c) A central coordinating committee.
(d) A charismatic leader.

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

4. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?
(a) The need for representation by population.
(b) The need for restraints on popular sentiment.
(c) The need for high taxes to pay for federal army and government.
(d) The need for representation by state and region.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?

2. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?

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

4. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

5. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?

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