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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 did "Federal Farmer" argue regarding the separation of powers?
(a) That it would hide government corruption.
(b) That it would slow the government's response to events.
(c) That it would encourage lawsuits.
(d) That it was disconnected from the popular will.

2. What powers did Mr. Mason argue the Congress should not have?
(a) The power to originate budget bills.
(b) The power to reject judicial nominations.
(c) The power to alter the budget.
(d) The power to recall the executive.

3. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?
(a) National origin restrictions.
(b) Landowner restrictions.
(c) Race restrictions.
(d) Literacy restrictions.

4. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?
(a) Lifetime appointments for the executive.
(b) Seven year terms for the executive, without reelection.
(c) Seven year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection
(d) Four year terms for the executive, with a chance of reelection.

5. What did "Federal Farmer" say the current Constitution would lead to?
(a) Chaos.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Tyranny of the mass.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Benjamin Franklin interpret the symbol on the President's chair?

2. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?

3. What was eliminated from the Constitution draft?

4. Which party did James Wilson belong to?

5. What did James Wilson argue regarding the abolition of trial by jury at the federal level?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the signing of the Constitution go?

2. What were the different views on the question of ratification of the Constitution?

3. Describe Patrick Henry's first speech to the Virginia legislature.

4. What was John DeWitt's argument regarding the will of the people?

5. What position did "Centinel" take regarding the ratification of the Constitution?

6. Who objected to the Constitution and why did they object?

7. What did Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island recommend after their ratification conventions?

8. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?

9. What was Mr. Gerry's objection to the Constitution?

10. What was dropped from the draft of the Constitution?

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