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 limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?
(a) Literacy restrictions.
(b) Race restrictions.
(c) Landowner restrictions.
(d) National origin restrictions.

2. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?
(a) To cater to the states' needs.
(b) To avoid dissension.
(c) To limit the independence of the federal government.
(d) To reduce the federal government's power.

3. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?
(a) To withhold ratification.
(b) To filibuster.
(c) To march on Washington.
(d) To secede.

4. What was the benefit of adopting the resolution that was ultimately adopted?
(a) It allowed the federal government to be effective.
(b) It created a need for a lot of inter-state lawsuits.
(c) It weakened the Articles of Confederation and gave the states more power.
(d) It resolved decades of inter-state tension.

5. What did "Cato" say was the danger of the Congress having control over how its members are elected?
(a) He argued that it would undermine the system of checks and balances.
(b) He argued that there would be corruption.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) He argued that the government would become separate from the governed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did "Brutus" fear about the Constitution's plan for representation?

2. What did "Federal Farmer" say the framers of the Constitution ultimately wanted?

3. Where else did the question of proposing limitations arise, besides the debate over suffrage?

4. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of checks and balances?

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

(see the answer key)

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