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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 checks and balances would lead to government paralysis.
(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 a centralized government would distribute the wealth more effectively.

2. What did Benjamin Franklin advocate in a speech?
(a) Sending the Constitution back to committee.
(b) Sending the Constitution to the states for ratification.
(c) Revising the Constitution one more time.
(d) Signing the Constitution.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was added to the draft of the Constitution?

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

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

5. How did Publius respond to Anti-Federalist concerns about tyranny in the Constitution?

6. How did the signing of the Constitution go?

7. What positions did the delegates take on the election of the executive?

8. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?

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

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

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