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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 "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 a central government would be more efficient than a number of state governments.
(c) He argued that large nations are less dangerous than quarrelling small states.
(d) He argued that checks and balances would lead to government paralysis.

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

3. Which delegate expressed his regrets about not signing the Constitution?
(a) Mr. Gerry.
(b) Mr. Williamson.
(c) Mr. Mason.
(d) Mr. Hamilton.

4. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?
(a) To withhold ratification.
(b) To secede.
(c) To march on Washington.
(d) To filibuster.

5. What did the convention call for on July 26?
(a) A committee to write a draft of the agreed-upon points.
(b) Proposals for executive term limits.
(c) A vote on ratification.
(d) A committee to resolve the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?

2. Who was DeWitt in reality?

3. What did "Federal Farmer" say the framers of the Constitution ultimately wanted?

4. What did Rhode Island propose in its ratification process?

5. What reason did Alexander Hamilton give for ratification of the Constitution?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did "Brutus" argue concerning standing armies?

2. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?

3. How did the signing of the Constitution go?

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

5. What was at issue as delegates debated the qualifications for suffrage?

6. What were the proposals for the requirements for citizenship?

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

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

9. What was James Madison's position on the election of the executive?

10. What were the "Federal Farmer's" arguments regarding ratification?

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