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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. Where on the political spectrum were Alexander Hamilton's opinions?
(a) Closer to republicanism than democracy.
(b) Closer to democracy than republicanism.
(c) Closer to anarchy than democracy.
(d) Closer to monarchy than democracy.

2. How did Benjamin Franklin interpret the symbol on the President's chair?
(a) He saw it as a predator subduing its enemies.
(b) He saw it as a symbol of commerce.
(c) He saw it as a sun rising over the republic.
(d) He saw it as a tree withstanding the storms.

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

4. What did "Brutus" say was the danger of a standing army?
(a) It turned countries toward tyranny.
(b) It did not answer to the legislature.
(c) It created loyalty only to itself.
(d) It consumed necessary resources.

5. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
(a) The Supreme Court would decide on a state-by-state basis which laws took precedence.
(b) It gave the states priority in matters of trade, but the federal government priority in military matters.
(c) Congressional laws were still the law of the land.
(d) State laws could still take precedence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who proposed that government officers not receive salaries?

2. What did Melancton Smith object to in the Constitution?

3. What were the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?

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

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

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