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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. Which delegate expressed his regrets about not signing the Constitution?
(a) Mr. Mason.
(b) Mr. Gerry.
(c) Mr. Hamilton.
(d) Mr. Williamson.

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

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

4. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?
(a) Whether the executive should be singular or plural.
(b) Who should be eligible to vote in elections.
(c) Whether the federal government should oversee state laws.
(d) Whether government officers should receive pay.

5. What did the Pennsylvania dissenters recommend to the Constitutional Convention?
(a) A standing army that would still exist in peacetime.
(b) Trial by jury in all federal cases.
(c) Trial by jury in property conflicts.
(d) Limitations on the expansion of the United States.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?

2. What symbol did Benjamin Franklin remark on, on the President's chair?

3. What does James Madison argue on the question of suffrage?

4. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?

5. What did Rhode Island propose to ban?

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