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. What would happen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) The government would consist solely of landed gentry.
(b) Men who needed money would be liable to be influenced by special interests.
(c) Legislators would have to have wealthy patrons.
(d) Men who lusted for power and money would not run for office.

2. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?
(a) He said that the executive should have absolute veto.
(b) He said that the executive should have veto power over the legislature, but not the judiciary.
(c) He said that the executive veto itself should be able to be overridden.
(d) He said that the executive should not have a veto.

3. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?
(a) In the state legislatures.
(b) Among sitting representatives.
(c) In the Electoral College.
(d) In the popular polls.

4. What position was James Wilson asked to take in the Constitutional debate?
(a) He was asked to attack opponents of the Constitution.
(b) He was asked to defend the Constitution.
(c) He was asked to promote revisions of the Constitution.
(d) He was asked to argue for additions to the Constitution.

5. Who was "Brutus"?
(a) Melancton Smith.
(b) No one knows for sure.
(c) A Massachusetts anti-Federalist.
(d) Robert Yates, probably.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did Benjamin Franklin advocate in a speech?

4. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?

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

(see the answer key)

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