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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) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

2. Attending the convention in Philadelphia for revision of the Articles of Confederation were delegates from all but which state?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Rhode Island.

3. Each house of Congress keeps a journal of what it does day to day, and each morning Congress is in session these are published where?
(a) "Congressional Journal".
(b) "Legislative Journal".
(c) "Congressional Record".
(d) "Washington Post".

4. Articles within the Constitution are further divided into categories called Sections for what purpose?
(a) Separate various citizens within the article.
(b) Separate various states the article concerns.
(c) Separate various laws within the article.
(d) Separate various ideas within the article.

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

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

7. 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) 9.
(b) 10.
(c) 13.
(d) 8.

8. Cullop asserts which term for American government is correct?
(a) Democratic confederation.
(b) Democratic republic.
(c) Republican democracy.
(d) Independent republic.

9. What is a court-martial?
(a) Trial of elected federal officials held in the Supreme Court.
(b) Trial of civilian federal officials held under federal law.
(c) Trial of elected federal officials held under federal law.
(d) Military trial held under military law.

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

11. The author stipulates that how many different kinds of democracy exist?
(a) 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

12. The U.S. government is currently located where?
(a) Boston, Massachusetts.
(b) Washington, the District of Columbia.
(c) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(d) New York, New York.

13. How old is the U.S. Constitution in comparison with others?
(a) Oldest written constitution in use in the western hemisphere.
(b) 3rd oldest written constitution in use anywhere in the world.
(c) Oldest written constitution in use anywhere in the world.
(d) Oldest written constitution in use in the northern hemisphere.

14. Today the Constitution is separated into how many parts?
(a) 26.
(b) 10.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

15. 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 introduce taxes.
(b) Could not impose laws, raise an army, or introduce taxes.
(c) Could not impose laws, or raise an army.
(d) Could not raise an army, or introduce taxes.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What type of democracy is one in which the people elect officials in order to represent them in all aspects of government?

4. Article II addresses the executive branch and includes how many sections?

5. What form of government is defined as representative?

(see the answer keys)

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