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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the Pennsylvania dissenters' primary objection to the Constitution?
(a) A free government cannot govern so large and disparate an area.
(b) The strength of the federal government.
(c) The lack of a bill of rights.
(d) The lack of restrictions on the government's ability to tax the people.
2. What alternative did "Federal Farmer" propose in his first letter?
(c) Partial consolidation.
3. What did "Publius" argue regarding the fear of a centralized government?
(a) He argued that a centralized government would distribute the wealth more effectively.
(b) He argued that checks and balances would lead to government paralysis.
(c) He argued that a central government would be more efficient than a number of state governments.
(d) He argued that large nations are less dangerous than quarrelling small states.
4. How did Benjamin Franklin interpret the symbol on the President's chair?
(a) He saw it as a predator subduing its enemies.
(b) He saw it as a tree withstanding the storms.
(c) He saw it as a symbol of commerce.
(d) He saw it as a sun rising over the republic.
5. What did Benjamin Franklin advocate in a speech?
(a) Signing the Constitution.
(b) Sending the Constitution back to committee.
(c) Revising the Constitution one more time.
(d) Sending the Constitution to the states for ratification.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Mr. Mason's fear about the Constitution as it was then drafted?
2. What did Patrick Henry say was the end of government?
3. Who was "Brutus"?
4. What did "Federal Farmer" argue regarding the separation of powers?
5. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of checks and balances?
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