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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. What was the objection to constitutional monarchy at the constitutional convention?
(a) The possibility of a runaway executive.
(b) The threat of tyranny of the masses.
(c) The threat of mob rule.
(d) The Americans' distaste following the war.
2. Where on the political spectrum were Alexander Hamilton's opinions?
(a) Closer to monarchy than democracy.
(b) Closer to anarchy than democracy.
(c) Closer to republicanism than democracy.
(d) Closer to democracy than republicanism.
3. What did a legitimate government require, in James Madison's opinion?
(b) Freedom from debt.
(c) Direct democracy.
(d) A strong military.
4. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?
(a) The need for representation by state and region.
(b) The need for high taxes to pay for federal army and government.
(c) The need for restraints on popular sentiment.
(d) The need for representation by population.
5. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) The theory of evolution.
(b) The theory of institutional design.
(c) The theory of free trade and open markets.
(d) The theory of intelligent design.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the Great Compromise?
2. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?
3. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?
4. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
5. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways were delegates afraid of executive power?
2. Why did James Madison argue against the New Jersey Plan?
3. What were some positions delegates took on the New Jersey Plan?
4. What was an argument for electing Senators in state legislatures?
5. What did delegates discuss regarding the appointment of judges?
6. What were the forms of government being considered at the Constitutional Convention?
7. What was the benefit of the proposal to elect representatives in the state legislatures?
8. How did Congress vote on the question of whether Congress should have the ability to veto state laws that violate national laws?
9. What was the heart of the opposition between Federalists and Anti-federalists?
10. What particular example of separation of powers did delegates argue over?
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