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

2. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?
(a) Whether government officers should receive pay.
(b) Whether the executive should be singular or plural.
(c) Whether the federal government should oversee state laws.
(d) Who should be eligible to vote in elections.

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

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

5. What did George Mason argue in the debate of June 4?
(a) He argued against a unified executive.
(b) He argued for a unified executive.
(c) He argued for an elected executive.
(d) He argued for an appointed executive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What argument did James Madison make concerning the fear of a centralized government?

2. What opinion bolstered Mr. Sherman's view about where election should take place?

3. What fear kept the delegates from approving the Constitution draft and going home?

4. What did "Publius" argue regarding the fear of a centralized government?

5. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?

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