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 did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?
(a) Imports.
(b) State-to-state trade.
(c) Exports.
(d) Expansion.

2. 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 government would be composed of professional politicians.
(c) The House of Representatives would be counter-balanced.
(d) The states would therefore have an interest in preserving the federal government.

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

4. What is the current residency requirement for citizenship?
(a) American birth.
(b) 4 years residence.
(c) 10 years residence.
(d) 7 years residence.

5. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?
(a) That the executive would be rendered powerless.
(b) That the executive would thereby attain control over the legislature through the judiciary.
(c) That the judiciary would thereby acquire legislative power.
(d) That the judiciary would become the most powerful branch of government.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

2. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?

3. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?

4. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?

5. What complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?

(see the answer key)

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