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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. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(b) James Madison.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) Ralph Ketcham.
2. Who was particularly concerned about the Virginia Plan?
(a) Southern states.
(b) Small states.
(c) Large states.
(d) Populous states.
3. What plan did James Madison favor?
(a) A diplomatic plan.
(b) A federal plan.
(c) An isolationist plan.
(d) A state-centric plan.
4. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
(a) He said that elections are essential for free government.
(b) He said that elections could be bought too easily to be trusted.
(c) He said that elections are a step in dissolving government.
(d) He said that elections are too important to trust to the people.
5. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?
(c) Representative democracy.
(d) Constitutional monarchy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the New Jersey Plan allow the federal government to do?
2. What did delegates oppose in the Virginia Plan?
3. What was James Madison's feeling about the compromise?
4. What were the delegates' intentions when they argued for election of Senators from state legislatures?
5. Delegates were trying to strike a balance in their decision about electing representatives for the House between what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were the forms of government being considered at the Constitutional Convention?
2. Who opposed the election of Senators by state legislatures, and why?
3. Which delegates took positions on the term and election of the federal executive and what were their positions?
4. Why did Benjamin Franklin believe that government officers should not receive salaries?
5. What did delegates object to in the Virginia Plan?
6. What were the views on either side of the question of electing representatives?
7. What particular example of separation of powers did delegates argue over?
8. What did delegates fear in the federal government's ability to veto state laws?
9. What was Alexander Hamilton's argument about the need for a central government?
10. What was the heart of the opposition between Federalists and Anti-federalists?
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