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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 constituents did Dr. Johnson want to placate with the plan he advocated?
(a) Small states.
(b) The upper classes.
(c) Foreign diplomats.
(d) Federalists.

2. What did Alexander Hamilton propose in his speech?
(a) Regulation of slavery.
(b) A standing army.
(c) A Supreme Court.
(d) An executive-for-life.

3. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?
(a) Between federal and state power.
(b) Between ideals and practical applications.
(c) Between East coast and southern power.
(d) Between American and foreign power.

4. What position did "Publius" advocate?
(a) Proposing an alternative to the Constitution.
(b) Arguing against ratification of the Constitution.
(c) Attacking the new Constitution.
(d) Defending the new Constitution.

5. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Great Compromise.
(b) The New Jersey Plan.
(c) The Virginia Plan.
(d) Articles of Confederation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mr. Mason support at the convention?

2. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?

3. What did Mr. Hamilton argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?

4. What did a legitimate government require, in James Madison's opinion?

5. What did the New Jersey Plan allow the federal government to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who opposed the election of Senators by state legislatures, and why?

2. What was the benefit of the proposal to elect representatives in the state legislatures?

3. What problems were Americans having with the Articles of Confederation?

4. Describe the delegates' reaction to the New Jersey Plan.

5. What did delegates fear in the federal government's ability to veto state laws?

6. What paradox does James Madison articulate about the need for a strong federal government?

7. In what ways were delegates afraid of executive power?

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

9. What was an argument for electing Senators in state legislatures?

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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