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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 would government service be seen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) As an entitlement.
(b) As a stepping stone.
(c) As a duty.
(d) As a privilege.

2. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(c) Ralph Ketcham.
(d) James Madison.

3. What did James Madison recommend for the appointment of Supreme Court Justices?
(a) That judges should be appointed for seven-year terms.
(b) That judges should be elected.
(c) That appointments be beyond contest.
(d) That appointments be susceptible to two-thirds vote override by the Congress.

4. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?
(a) That foreign countries would be able to divide and conquer.
(b) That the states would gain too much independence.
(c) That trade would be stifled.
(d) That the federal government would become too powerful.

5. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?
(a) Too much foreign influence.
(b) Too little representation in government.
(c) Too little religion.
(d) Too much democracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Mr. Sherman say election should take place?

2. What did George Mason say he feared, in his argument on June 4?

3. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

4. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?

5. What did delegates debate on June 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was the New Jersey Plan an alternative to the Virginia Plan?

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

3. Where did the Federalist Papers come from?

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

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

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

7. What was the Great Compromise?

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

9. Why was constitutional monarchy unpopular?

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

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