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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 did the South want the Constitution to regulate trade?
(a) The South wanted the Constitution to keep tariffs low indefinitely.
(b) The South wanted the Constitution to let Congress set tariffs with a simple majority vote.
(c) The South wanted the Constitution to keep Congress from restricting trade.
(d) The South wanted the Constitution not to regulate trade at all.
2. What did delegates debate on June 6?
(a) How to appoint judges.
(b) How to declare war.
(c) How to elect members of the House.
(d) How to limit the executive's power.
3. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?
(a) That the states would gain too much independence.
(b) That trade would be stifled.
(c) That foreign countries would be able to divide and conquer.
(d) That the federal government would become too powerful.
4. What was Mr. Wilson's feeling about the compromise?
(a) He felt that appointed leaders were better suited for the work of governing.
(b) He felt that majority rule alone could legitimize government.
(c) He felt that elections were not accurate indications of the country's needs.
(d) He felt that popular participation would weaken government.
5. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) Radical political thought.
(b) Conservative political thought.
(c) Aristocratic political thought.
(d) Practical political thought.
Short Answer Questions
1. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?
2. What position did "Publius" advocate?
3. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?
4. Which form of government includes a king whose powers are limited by a statement of the laws?
5. What did James Madison support?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was the New Jersey Plan an alternative to the Virginia Plan?
2. What paradox does James Madison articulate about the need for a strong federal government?
3. Why was constitutional monarchy unpopular?
4. What was Alexander Hamilton's position concerning the executive?
5. What were the forms of government being considered at the Constitutional Convention?
6. What role did Alexander Hamilton see for a strong federal government?
7. What problems were Americans having with the Articles of Confederation?
8. What were some positions delegates took on the New Jersey Plan?
9. What did delegates object to in the Virginia Plan?
10. What was an argument for electing Senators in state legislatures?
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