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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 Gouverneur Morris argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Senate.
(b) He argued that the executive should be elected by the Congress.
(c) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Supreme Court.
(d) He argued that the executive should be elected by the people.

2. What did James Madison argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive and the legislature should be kept separate.
(b) He argued that the Supreme Court should appoint the executive.
(c) He argued that the legislature should elect the executive.
(d) He argued that the legislature should appoint the executive.

3. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
(a) The Supreme Court would decide on a state-by-state basis which laws took precedence.
(b) Congressional laws were still the law of the land.
(c) State laws could still take precedence.
(d) It gave the states priority in matters of trade, but the federal government priority in military matters.

4. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?
(a) Revisions separated the branches of government.
(b) Not extensive at all.
(c) The draft was almost entirely rewritten.
(d) Revisions gave the Congress veto power over presidential appointments.

5. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?
(a) Literacy restrictions.
(b) Race restrictions.
(c) Landowner restrictions.
(d) National origin restrictions.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Mr. Wilson's feeling about the compromise?

3. What imbalance gave James Madison cause for worry about ratification in the states?

4. What was Mr. Mason's fear regarding the House of Representatives?

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

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