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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?
(a) Oligarchy.
(b) Constitutional monarchy.
(c) Representative democracy.
(d) Republic.

2. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?
(a) The value of independent states.
(b) The value of abolishing slavery.
(c) The value of low tariffs.
(d) The value of a strong federal government.

3. What did Madison and Jefferson feel about Virginia?
(a) That democracy restricted the leaders.
(b) That international trade would solve its budget problems.
(c) That the executive was too weak.
(d) That the taxation rates were too low.

4. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) The theory of free trade and open markets.
(b) The theory of institutional design.
(c) The theory of intelligent design.
(d) The theory of evolution.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?

3. What did James Madison argue with relation to the New Jersey Plan?

4. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?

5. What was cut out when the Constitutional Convention doted down part of the Virginia Plan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did delegates discuss regarding the appointment of judges?

2. What role did Alexander Hamilton see for a strong federal government?

3. What did delegates object to in the Virginia Plan?

4. Where did the Federalist Papers come from?

5. Why did Benjamin Franklin believe that government officers should not receive salaries?

6. What was the Virginia Plan?

7. Why was constitutional monarchy unpopular?

8. What was the heart of the opposition between Federalists and Anti-federalists?

9. Why did James Madison argue against the New Jersey Plan?

10. How did Congress vote on the question of whether Congress should have the ability to veto state laws that violate national laws?

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