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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 reason did Alexander Hamilton give for ratification of the Constitution?
(a) Good government needs to be deliberative.
(b) Good government needs to be energetic.
(c) Good government needs to be representative.
(d) Good government cannot compete with subordinate governments.
2. What was the Pennsylvania dissenters' primary objection to the Constitution?
(a) The strength of the federal government.
(b) A free government cannot govern so large and disparate an area.
(c) The lack of a bill of rights.
(d) The lack of restrictions on the government's ability to tax the people.
3. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?
(b) Energetic central government.
(c) An executive for life.
(d) Representation by state.
4. What did the convention call for on July 26?
(a) A committee to resolve the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey plan.
(b) A vote on ratification.
(c) Proposals for executive term limits.
(d) A committee to write a draft of the agreed-upon points.
5. What was Mr. Mason's fear about the Constitution as it was then drafted?
(a) He feared that Congress did not have enough power to check the executive.
(b) He objected to the three-fifths compromise.
(c) He wanted a bill of rights.
(d) He feared that his constituents would not ratify the draft.
Short Answer Questions
1. What fear kept the delegates from approving the Constitution draft and going home?
2. What did Benjamin Franklin say about supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship?
3. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?
4. What imbalance gave James Madison cause for worry about ratification in the states?
5. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Mr. Gerry's objection to the Constitution?
2. What did "Brutus" argue on the problem of representation in a large country?
3. What was James Madison's position on the election of the executive?
4. What was added to the draft of the Constitution?
5. How did Publius respond to Anti-Federalist concerns about tyranny in the Constitution?
6. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?
7. What were the "Federal Farmer's" arguments regarding ratification?
8. What was John DeWitt's argument regarding the will of the people?
9. Describe Patrick Henry's second speech to the Virginia legislature.
10. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?
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