The Constitution of the United States: An Introduction Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Floyd G. Cullop
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: The Constitution Explained.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year were the Articles of Confederation finally ratified?
(a) 1787.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1785.
(d) 1777.

2. The government under the Articles of Confederation would be supervised by an assembly of people called a Congress, restricted in what fashion?
(a) Could not impose laws, or raise an army.
(b) Could not impose laws, raise an army, or introduce taxes.
(c) Could not impose laws, or introduce taxes.
(d) Could not raise an army, or introduce taxes.

3. If a person's preferred candidate is not elected, there will be another election in which that candidate has what option?
(a) Request a vote ballot recount be taken.
(b) Try again, but only for a different position.
(c) Try only once more for election by a majority vote.
(d) Try again for election by a majority vote.

4. Some say the American government is one in which elected officials act on behalf of the people, or what Cullop says is the definition of what?
(a) Republic.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Independence.
(d) Confederation.

5. Section 1 of Article I outlines that Congress is comprised of how many bodies of delegates from each state?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Constitution could not be put into effect until it had been ratified by three fourths of the states, or how many of the original states?

2. What is a court-martial?

3. The federal government is based on the concept that it should benefit the majority, which means what?

4. What is one check on the Congress held by the Supreme Court?

5. The President has the power to appoint ambassadors with the approval of what group?

(see the answer key)

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