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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV: Amendments Since the Bill of Rights.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The President is charged with ensuring what?
(a) Seeing that the Supreme Court enforces the laws.
(b) Seeing that laws are enforced.
(c) Seeing that laws are proposed to Congress, signed by Supreme Court.
(d) Seeing that Congress enforces the laws.

2. What is the term for a sum of money put up by arrested individuals to ensure their return, so they may be released until the time of their trial?
(a) Bile.
(b) Bale.
(c) Bail.
(d) Braille.

3. What length of term do members of the Senate serve?
(a) 4 years.
(b) 8 years.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 6 years.

4. What does Amendment 12 (1804) also address the importance of?
(a) Free vote.
(b) Congressional vote.
(c) Secret ballot.
(d) Electoral vote.

5. What does it stipulate in Amendment 9?
(a) All the rights the people have are listed in the Constitution.
(b) That to list the many rights the people take for granted would be impossible.
(c) Amendments require a 51% majority vote.
(d) If other rights need to be added, the Constitution can be amended.

Short Answer Questions

1. The U.S. is a group of individual states that afford certain specific duties and responsibilities to which government?

2. In what year were the Articles of Confederation finally ratified?

3. The Articles of Confederation was not the best plan for a number of reasons and fell by the wayside when?

4. According to Amendment 19 (1920), the right of citizens to the U.S. to vote cannot be taken away or restricted because of a person's what?

5. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?

(see the answer key)

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