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 did Benjamin Franklin advocate in a speech?
(a) Revising the Constitution one more time.
(b) Signing the Constitution.
(c) Sending the Constitution to the states for ratification.
(d) Sending the Constitution back to committee.

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

3. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.

4. How did New York ratify the Constitution?
(a) After the first convention.
(b) After a special session vote.
(c) Through statewide referendum.
(d) After two votes.

5. What did Rhode Island propose to ban?
(a) Checks and balances.
(b) Restrictions on inter-state trade.
(c) Political contributions from businesses.
(d) Standing armies in peacetime.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?

2. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?

3. What compromise did the Northeast states reach with Georgia and South Carolina over slavery?

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

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

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