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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 fear kept the delegates from approving the Constitution draft and going home?
(a) Fear that the states are conspiring against the federal government.
(b) Fear that slavery will divide the nation.
(c) Fear that Britain will ally with Spain against America.
(d) Fear that the federal government has too much power.
2. What did "Federal Farmer" argue regarding the separation of powers?
(a) That it would encourage lawsuits.
(b) That it would slow the government's response to events.
(c) That it was disconnected from the popular will.
(d) That it would hide government corruption.
3. What was Mr. Mason's fear regarding the House of Representatives?
(a) He feared that it would not be able to compete with the Senate.
(b) He feared that it would be run by illiterate farmers.
(c) He feared that it was not truly representative.
(d) He feared that it did not have enough power to combat the executive.
4. What did James Wilson argue concerning the question of taxation?
(a) He argued that it was necessary.
(b) He argued that the government would use tax money wisely.
(c) He argued that the European nations were taxed more heavily.
(d) He argued that it would result in better services.
5. What reason did Alexander Hamilton give for ratification of the Constitution?
(a) Good government cannot compete with subordinate governments.
(b) Good government needs to be energetic.
(c) Good government needs to be deliberative.
(d) Good government needs to be representative.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did "Brutus" say was the danger of a standing army?
2. What powers did Mr. Mason argue the Congress should not have?
3. What did Benjamin Franklin say about supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship?
4. What did James Wilson argue regarding the abolition of trial by jury at the federal level?
5. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Mr. Mason's objection to the Constitution?
2. Who objected to the Constitution and why did they object?
3. What did "Brutus" argue on the problem of representation in a large country?
4. What was John DeWitt's argument regarding the will of the people?
5. What did Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island recommend after their ratification conventions?
6. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?
7. Describe Patrick Henry's first speech to the Virginia legislature.
8. What was James Madison's position on the election of the executive?
9. What was dropped from the draft of the Constitution?
10. What were the "Federal Farmer's" arguments regarding ratification?
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