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. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of a centralized government?
(a) The Constitution will threaten liberty.
(b) States will have to fend for themselves if they oppose the national government.
(c) Class mobility will decrease, as the central government raises taxes.
(d) Taxation will be worse with a central tax collector.

2. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?
(a) Taxation.
(b) Representation by state.
(c) An executive for life.
(d) Energetic central government.

3. What did James Wilson argue regarding the abolition of trial by jury at the federal level?
(a) He said that there would not be many cases where this applied.
(b) He said that trial by military tribunal was just as fair.
(c) He said that it would be compensated by strong protections at the state level.
(d) He said it was not a general problem.

4. What method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?
(a) Ratification by state legislature.
(b) Ratification by straw poll.
(c) Ratification by special conventions in each state.
(d) Ratification national referendum.

5. What kind of representation did James Madison advocate?
(a) Representation by revenue.
(b) Representation by state.
(c) Representation by state size.
(d) Representation by person.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?

3. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?

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

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

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