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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was James Wilson calling for in his speech to the Pennsylvania legislature?
(a) Ratification of the Constitution.
(b) Revision of the Constitution.
(c) States rights.
(d) Judiciary oversight of the executive.
2. Who was DeWitt in reality?
(a) A Massachusetts Anti-Federalist.
(b) A Rhode Island Federalist.
(c) A New York Anti-Federalist.
(d) A Virginian Anti-Federalist.
3. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?
(a) Representation by state.
(c) An executive for life.
(d) Energetic central government.
4. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?
(a) Seven year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection
(b) Seven year terms for the executive, without reelection.
(c) Four year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection.
(d) Lifetime appointments for the executive.
5. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of a centralized government?
(a) Class mobility will decrease, as the central government raises taxes.
(b) Taxation will be worse with a central tax collector.
(c) The Constitution will threaten liberty.
(d) States will have to fend for themselves if they oppose the national government.
6. What was the vote tally when the Pennsylvania Convention voted on the Constitution?
7. What does James Madison argue on the question of suffrage?
(a) He thought that universal suffrage would ruin the government.
(b) He thought that universal suffrage should triumph.
(c) He thought that suffrage restrictions were a step toward monarchy.
(d) He thought that suffrage restrictions were regrettable but necessary.
8. What did Rhode Island propose to ban?
(a) Checks and balances.
(b) Political contributions from businesses.
(c) Restrictions on inter-state trade.
(d) Standing armies in peacetime.
9. Which party did James Wilson belong to?
10. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?
(a) Revisions gave the Congress veto power over presidential appointments.
(b) The draft was almost entirely rewritten.
(c) Not extensive at all.
(d) Revisions separated the branches of government.
11. What compromise did Mr. Gerry want to reject regarding the ratification of the Constitution?
(a) The Great Compromise.
(b) The Missouri Compromise.
(c) The compromise over slavery.
(d) The three-fifths compromise.
12. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?
(a) He said that the executive veto power should be limited.
(b) He said that the executive should have veto power over the legislature, but not the judiciary.
(c) He said that the executive should not have a veto.
(d) He said that the executive should have absolute veto.
13. What method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?
(a) Ratification by special conventions in each state.
(b) Ratification national referendum.
(c) Ratification by state legislature.
(d) Ratification by straw poll.
14. What argument did James Madison make concerning the fear of a centralized government?
(a) He said that there would be less regulation of business and commerce by a central government.
(b) He said that the standing army would only be used outside the borders.
(c) He said that taxation would be smaller under a central government.
(d) He said that factions would check each other.
15. What position did "Federal Farmer" take concerning the Constitution?
(a) He thought it centralized power too much.
(b) He was not sure it created the right government.
(c) He thought it left the states with too many contradictory obligations regarding the federal government.
(d) He thought that it preserved too much power in the states.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Madison advocate concerning the election or appointment of the executive?
2. What compromise did the Northeast states reach with Georgia and South Carolina over slavery?
3. What did Mr. Pinckney think about slavery?
4. What reason did Alexander Hamilton give for ratification of the Constitution?
5. What did opponents to the suffrage limitation argue?
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