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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 29-30.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
(a) Warfare against the Native Americans.
(b) Warfare against the French.
(c) Political thought and theory.
(d) The Massachusetts charter.

3. What would happen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) Men who lusted for power and money would not run for office.
(b) The government would consist solely of landed gentry.
(c) Legislators would have to have wealthy patrons.
(d) Men who needed money would be liable to be influenced by special interests.

4. Where should budget bills start, according to the compromise?
(a) In the Supreme Court.
(b) In the House of Representatives.
(c) In the executive.
(d) In the Senate.

5. What did James Madison argue with relation to the New Jersey Plan?
(a) It cannot support itself with tax revenue.
(b) It will not protect small states from bigger states.
(c) It cannot settle arguments between the states.
(d) It will give too much power to small states.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?

3. What position did "Publius" advocate?

4. What did James Madison argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?

5. Which delegate expressed his regrets about not signing the Constitution?

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