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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. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
(a) At least one.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) He proposed that all government positions should be elected.

2. What was cut out when the Constitutional Convention doted down part of the Virginia Plan?
(a) Congress's ability to declare war.
(b) Congress's ability to regulate interstate trade.
(c) Congress's ability to vote down state laws.
(d) Congress's ability to impose state taxes.

3. What resolution was ultimately adopted?
(a) To allow the Supreme Court to decide which laws were supreme.
(b) To give federal laws supremacy over state laws.
(c) To give state laws independence from the federal legislature.
(d) To prevent the federal government from overriding state laws.

4. What was the Great Compromise?
(a) The creation of the Electoral College.
(b) Appoint judges for life, but allow them to be impeached.
(c) A bicameral legislature.
(d) Bring Texas into the union as a slave state, and Missouri as free.

5. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?
(a) The need for high taxes to pay for federal army and government.
(b) The need for restraints on popular sentiment.
(c) The need for representation by state and region.
(d) The need for representation by population.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did James Madison recommend for the appointment of Supreme Court Justices?

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

3. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?

4. What did James Madison argue during the argument over representation by person or by state?

5. Why did delegates argue that Senators should be elected in state legislatures?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What were some positions delegates took on the New Jersey Plan?

5. What were the delegates' positions on the question of Senatorial term limits?

6. What was Alexander Hamilton's argument about the need for a central government?

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

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

9. What particular example of separation of powers did delegates argue over?

10. What was Alexander Hamilton's position concerning the executive?

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