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

2. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?
(a) Election of Senators by Senators.
(b) Election by the people.
(c) Appointment by the President.
(d) Election by state legislatures.

3. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
(a) He proposed that all government positions should be elected.
(b) Two.
(c) At least one.
(d) Three.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?

2. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?

3. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be associated with the executive?

4. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?

5. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?

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