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Floyd G. Cullop
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Article III covers the judicial branch and includes how many sections?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

2. Together the group in Philadelphia constructed the Constitution requiring a federal government comprised of which three branches?
(a) Democratic, Republican, and Whig.
(b) President, Senate, and House of Representatives.
(c) Democratic, Republican, and Independent.
(d) Executive, legislative, and judicial.

3. The Constitution stipulates senators must have been a U.S. citizen a minimum of 9 years, live in the state they represent, and what minimum age?
(a) 25.
(b) 18.
(c) 30.
(d) 21.

4. The federal government is based on the concept that it should benefit the majority, which means what?
(a) There invariably will be people in the minority who are unhappy.
(b) There invariably will be people in the minority who are indifferent.
(c) There invariably will be people in the majority who are unhappy.
(d) There invariably will be people in the minority who are happy.

5. What type of democracy is that in which the people handle government matters on their own behalf?
(a) Indirect.
(b) Federation.
(c) United.
(d) Direct.

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

7. How did people eventually refer to this initial document?
(a) Articles of Confederation.
(b) Constitution.
(c) ACPU.
(d) Pledge of Allegiance.

8. Drafting the Constitution was a difficult task, and there had to be how many main compromises in order to arrive at a final decision?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

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

10. Who was the 16th President of the United States?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) James Madison.

11. 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) 13.
(b) 8.
(c) 9.
(d) 10.

12. Section 10 of Article I covers power that are denied to whom?
(a) Counties.
(b) Cities.
(c) States.
(d) Unincorporated territory.

13. The President has the power to appoint ambassadors with the approval of what group?
(a) Senate.
(b) Congress.
(c) Supreme Court.
(d) House of Representatives.

14. Powers denied the Congress are in which section of Act I?
(a) 8.
(b) 7.
(c) 6.
(d) 9.

15. The main body of the Constitution is separated into how many blocks, known as Articles?
(a) 7.
(b) 8.
(c) 5.
(d) 6.

Short Answer Questions

1. To be a member of the House of Representatives for any state having more than two representatives, the individual must live in the district within the state he or she represents, except for which two states?

2. What is one check on the Supreme Court held by the President?

3. If a person's preferred candidate is not elected, there will be another election in which that candidate has what option?

4. Cullop states the government in the U.S. is referred to by many different names, but by which two most frequently?

5. What is known as congressional immunity protects all members from being arrested while attending a session of their house, or while going to or from it, except for what?

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