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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 Patrick Henry say was the end of government?
(a) Education.
(b) Liberty.
(c) Self-reliance.
(d) Happiness.

2. What did Mr. Pinckney think about slavery?
(a) That it was morally legitimate.
(b) That it was reprehensible.
(c) That it was the rock on which the nation could founder.
(d) That it was a practical matter of power.

3. What compromise did the Northeast states reach with Georgia and South Carolina over slavery?
(a) New England would not restrict slavery if the southern states will not require 2/3 majority to pass commercial restrictions.
(b) Northern states will regulate slavery if southern states will have lower tariffs on exported raw materials.
(c) That northern states will not regulate slavery for fifty years, if southern states will abolish it themselves in that time.
(d) That northern states will legalize slavery if southern states will prohibit importation of slaves.

4. What did "Brutus" say about the danger of trying to govern a large area?
(a) It would be expensive and inefficient.
(b) It would require too many bureaucrats.
(c) It would create tyranny.
(d) It would lead to wars.

5. What position did "Federal Farmer" take concerning the Constitution?
(a) He thought it centralized power too much.
(b) He was not sure it created the right government.
(c) He thought that it preserved too much power in the states.
(d) He thought it left the states with too many contradictory obligations regarding the federal government.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?

3. What was the vote tally when the Pennsylvania Convention voted on the Constitution?

4. What did "Federal Farmer" argue regarding the separation of powers?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Mr. Mason's objection to the Constitution?

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

4. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?

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

6. What was dropped from the draft of the Constitution?

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

8. Describe Patrick Henry's first speech to the Virginia legislature.

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

10. What were the different views on the question of ratification of the Constitution?

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