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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer 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 cannot compete with subordinate governments.
(c) Good government needs to be representative.
(d) Good government needs to be energetic.

2. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?
(a) He said that the executive should have absolute veto.
(b) He said that the executive veto power should be limited.
(c) He said that the executive should have veto power over the legislature, but not the judiciary.
(d) He said that the executive should not have a veto.

3. What was the vote tally when the Pennsylvania Convention voted on the Constitution?
(a) 36-33.
(b) 46-23.
(c) 51-18.
(d) 35-34.

4. What does James Madison argue on the question of suffrage?
(a) He thought that universal suffrage would ruin the government.
(b) He thought that universal suffrage should triumph.
(c) He thought that suffrage restrictions were a step toward monarchy.
(d) He thought that suffrage restrictions were regrettable but necessary.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What powers did Mr. Mason argue the federal judiciary should not have?

3. What did the draft of the Constitution contain concerning slavery?

4. What did "Brutus" argue in his letters?

5. What argument did James Madison make concerning the fear of a centralized government?

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