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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 did the delegates debate concerning state laws?
(a) Whether the federal government could control state laws.
(b) Whether state laws could govern inter-state trade.
(c) Whether state laws could set precedent for federal laws.
(d) Whether the states could allow the death penalty.

2. What kind of rulers did James Madison believe the country needed?
(a) Innocent, smart individuals.
(b) Old world aristocrats.
(c) Wise, virtuous individuals.
(d) Leaders with frontier experience.

3. What did delegates suggest would happen if state legislatures chose Representatives for the House?
(a) The states would acquire too much power.
(b) The people would revolt.
(c) The government would not be legitimate.
(d) State and federal powers would balance.

4. What position did "Federal Farmer" take concerning the Constitution?
(a) He thought it left the states with too many contradictory obligations regarding the federal government.
(b) He thought it centralized power too much.
(c) He was not sure it created the right government.
(d) He thought that it preserved too much power in the states.

5. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?
(a) It was rejected as too aristocratic.
(b) It was killed in committee.
(c) It was tabled to be voted on later.
(d) It was rejected as impractical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?

2. What did James Madison argue during the argument over representation by person or by state?

3. What did Alexander Hamilton propose in his speech?

4. What did "Brutus" argue in his letters?

5. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?

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