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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 was James Wilson calling for in his speech to the Pennsylvania legislature?
(a) Judiciary oversight of the executive.
(b) Ratification of the Constitution.
(c) States rights.
(d) Revision of the Constitution.

2. What was the Pennsylvania dissenters' primary objection to the Constitution?
(a) The lack of a bill of rights.
(b) The strength of the federal government.
(c) The lack of restrictions on the government's ability to tax the people.
(d) A free government cannot govern so large and disparate an area.

3. Where on the political spectrum were Alexander Hamilton's opinions?
(a) Closer to democracy than republicanism.
(b) Closer to monarchy than democracy.
(c) Closer to anarchy than democracy.
(d) Closer to republicanism than democracy.

4. Where should budget bills start, according to the compromise?
(a) In the executive.
(b) In the House of Representatives.
(c) In the Supreme Court.
(d) In the Senate.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which committee recommendation did not make it into the Constitution?

2. What did James Madison argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?

3. Why did delegates argue for a judicial veto power?

4. What complaints were lodged against the proposal to elect Senators in state legislatures?

5. Why did delegates argue for a small senate?

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