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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did all the delegates at the federal convention agree on?
(a) Laissez-faire economic policy.
(b) Government by consent.
(c) The importance of a strong central government.
(d) The rights of a king.

2. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?
(a) Seven year terms for the executive, without reelection.
(b) Seven year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection
(c) Lifetime appointments for the executive.
(d) Four year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection.

3. What did James Wilson argue concerning the Constitution's provision for a standing army?
(a) He said that Congress would keep the army in line.
(b) He said that the executive would be closely reined in by the judiciary.
(c) He argued that without power to quarter troops, the army would not be a threat.
(d) He said that it was no different from under the Articles.

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

5. What was Mr. Mason's fear about the Constitution as it was then drafted?
(a) He objected to the three-fifths compromise.
(b) He feared that Congress did not have enough power to check the executive.
(c) He wanted a bill of rights.
(d) He feared that his constituents would not ratify the draft.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many delegates signed the Constitution?

2. What kind of representation did James Madison advocate?

3. Which constituents did Dr. Johnson want to placate with the plan he advocated?

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

5. What did Mr. Sherman argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?

(see the answer key)

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