The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which constituents did Dr. Johnson want to placate with the plan he advocated?
(a) Federalists.
(b) Small states.
(c) Foreign diplomats.
(d) The upper classes.

2. What did Mr. Sherman argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive should be elected by the people.
(b) He argued that the executive should be appointed 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 Congress.

3. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
(a) They would therefore be men of character.
(b) They would have the contacts they needed within the state.
(c) They would already know the laws.
(d) They would therefore be essentially promoted from within.

4. What did James Wilson argue concerning the question of taxation?
(a) He argued that it would result in better services.
(b) He argued that the government would use tax money wisely.
(c) He argued that the European nations were taxed more heavily.
(d) He argued that it was necessary.

5. What did Benjamin Franklin say about supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship?
(a) He said that delegates were opening the floodgates to a tide of poor workers by opening restrictions on immigration.
(b) He said that delegates were cutting off sources of new talent by limiting immigration.
(c) He said that delegates were understating the ease with which people assimilate into American culture.
(d) He said that delegates were exaggerating the threat of European immigration.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?

2. What did all the delegates at the federal convention agree on?

3. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of a centralized government?

4. What power was missing from the Articles?

5. What must the government use its power to protect the people from, in James Madison's opinion?

(see the answer key)

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