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

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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. Giving a limited amount of power to the central government and allowing each state to keep the majority of laws and powers was what?
(a) The basis of a socialist document.
(b) The basis of the initial document.
(c) The basis of the revised document.
(d) The basis for a centralized government.

2. 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?
(a) 8.
(b) 10.
(c) 9.
(d) 13.

3. What is one check on the President held by the Congress?
(a) May refuse to give its consent to approve a Presidential election.
(b) May override the President's veto by 51% vote in both houses.
(c) May bring suits or issue orders against public officers.
(d) May propose Constitutional amendments affecting office of President.

4. The Constitution was ratified by what date?
(a) March 2, 1789.
(b) July 4, 1789.
(c) July 2, 1788.
(d) July 4, 1788.

5. The President is afforded the ability to set up a Cabinet of advisers including how many members?
(a) 13.
(b) 18.
(c) 15.
(d) 12.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Constitution would also call for what to ensure the branches would have equal power?

2. Under the Articles of Confederation, there would be what?

3. Attending the convention in Philadelphia for revision of the Articles of Confederation were delegates from all but which state?

4. Article I addresses the legislative branch of government and includes how many sections?

5. What is the Constitution a contract between?

(see the answer key)

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