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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 thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
(a) He said that elections could be bought too easily to be trusted.
(b) He said that elections are too important to trust to the people.
(c) He said that elections are a step in dissolving government.
(d) He said that elections are essential for free government.

2. What did Dr. Johnson advocate during the debate over federal power?
(a) Centralizing power in the federal government.
(b) Instituting a Supreme Court.
(c) Preserving state power.
(d) Reducing the size of the federal government.

3. What did opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted think would be the consequence of adopting the proposal?
(a) That the states would be eradicated.
(b) That the states would lose tax income to the federal government.
(c) That the states would have to band together to oppose the government.
(d) That states would work by region to set their own laws and standards.

4. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Great Compromise.
(b) Articles of Confederation.
(c) The Virginia Plan.
(d) The New Jersey Plan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Virginia Plan propose to do to the Articles?

2. What did Mr. Mason propose in his arguments of June 4?

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

4. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?

5. What power was missing from the Articles?

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