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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 the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?
(a) Raising the Senate above popular opinion.
(b) Creating a check against popular democracy.
(c) Insulating the federal government from individuals in the states.
(d) Improving upon the process by which the people were represented.

2. What power was missing from the Articles?
(a) Executive power.
(b) The power to amend the Articles.
(c) The power to regulate foreign trade.
(d) The power to conduct war.

3. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?
(a) He believed that people could be trusted with self-governance.
(b) He believed that small states needed equal representation.
(c) He believed in a strong democracy.
(d) He believed that the populace could be misled.

4. 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.

5. What did delegates debate on June 6?
(a) How to appoint judges.
(b) How to declare war.
(c) How to elect members of the House.
(d) How to limit the executive's power.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?

2. What did Mr. Sherman argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?

3. What did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?

4. What method of ratification did Oliver Ellsworth advocate?

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

(see the answer key)

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