Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What resolution was ultimately adopted?
(a) To prevent the federal government from overriding state laws.
(b) To give federal laws supremacy over state laws.
(c) To allow the Supreme Court to decide which laws were supreme.
(d) To give state laws independence from the federal legislature.
2. What thoughts did Mr. Wilson express at the convention?
(a) Popular election will give people confidence in the government.
(b) Popular election will allow the people to mislead each other.
(c) Popular election will lead to a tyranny of the masses.
(d) Popular election will debase public discourse.
3. How would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) As a privilege.
(b) As a stepping stone.
(c) As a duty.
(d) As an entitlement.
4. What deliberative body created a compromise between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan?
(a) The Senate.
(b) The Congress.
(c) A grand committee.
(d) The Supreme Court.
5. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?
(a) The value of independent states.
(b) The value of a strong federal government.
(c) The value of low tariffs.
(d) The value of abolishing slavery.
6. How did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
7. What did delegates debate on June 6?
(a) How to appoint judges.
(b) How to elect members of the House.
(c) How to declare war.
(d) How to limit the executive's power.
8. What did a legitimate government require, in James Madison's opinion?
(a) A strong military.
(c) Freedom from debt.
(d) Direct democracy.
9. What did Mr. Hamilton argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?
(a) Senators should appoint their successors.
(b) Senators should serve for life to create continuity in government.
(c) Senators should have short terms in order to remain subject to their constituents.
(d) Senators should have long terms to stay above the fray.
10. 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) State and federal powers would balance.
(d) The government would not be legitimate.
11. Which form of government includes direct voting by the people?
(a) Representative democracy.
(d) Constitutional monarchy.
12. What did Mr. Sherman argue concerning the question of whether the executive should be chosen by the legislature?
(a) He argued that the executive should be elected by the people.
(b) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Congress.
(c) He argued that the executive should be elected by the Congress.
(d) He argued that the executive should be appointed by the Supreme Court.
13. What was the dominant fear about the executive?
(a) The power to impose taxes.
(b) The power to regulate trade.
(c) The power to appoint judges.
(d) The power to go to war.
14. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?
(a) A charismatic leader.
(b) Short presidential terms.
(c) A dispassionate umpire.
(d) A central coordinating committee.
15. Where should budget bills start, according to the compromise?
(a) In the executive.
(b) In the House of Representatives.
(c) In the Supreme Court.
(d) In the Senate.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
2. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?
3. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?
4. What did the New Jersey Plan allow the federal government to do?
5. Why did delegates argue for a judicial veto power?
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