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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 43-45, Appendices I and II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
(a) The Supreme Court would decide on a state-by-state basis which laws took precedence.
(b) Congressional laws were still the law of the land.
(c) It gave the states priority in matters of trade, but the federal government priority in military matters.
(d) State laws could still take precedence.

2. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?
(a) The election of the President.
(b) The election of the House of Representatives.
(c) The election of Senators.
(d) The appointment of judges.

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

4. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be able to veto legislation?
(a) That the executive would be rendered powerless.
(b) That the judiciary would thereby acquire legislative power.
(c) That the judiciary would become the most powerful branch of government.
(d) That the executive would thereby attain control over the legislature through the judiciary.

5. What did Gouverneur Morris argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Supreme Court.
(b) He argued that the executive should be elected by the people.
(c) He argued that the executive should be elected by the Congress.
(d) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Senate.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?

2. Whom do the editors say was a good candidate to be the writer called "Cato"?

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

4. What was the vote tally when the Pennsylvania Convention voted on the Constitution?

5. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

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