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

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

3. 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?
(a) Treason, felony, or breach of the peace.
(b) Murder, arson, or armed robbery.
(c) Treason, violent felony, or breach of peace.
(d) Treason, violent felony, or breach of promise.

4. 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) Rhode Island.
(d) Virginia.

5. 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) Confederation.
(d) Independence.

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

7. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was introduced in what year?
(a) 1777.
(b) 1779.
(c) 1781.
(d) 1783.

8. Article II addresses the executive branch and includes how many sections?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

9. The return of a fugitive by one authority to another is the definition of what?
(a) Extrication.
(b) Extradition.
(c) Extortion.
(d) Explication.

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

11. The Congress separated into the House of Representatives and the Senate is the result of a dispute termed what?
(a) "The Great Compromise".
(b) "The Great Conflict".
(c) "The Great Dispute".
(d) "The Great Debate".

12. The Constitution was ratified by what consent?
(a) 9.
(b) 10.
(c) Unanimous.
(d) 8.

13. Cullop states that the Constitution is meaningless unless who enforces it?
(a) The Supreme Court.
(b) The President.
(c) The legislative branch.
(d) The people it represents.

14. How many changes have there been since the Constitution was ratified?
(a) 18.
(b) 26.
(c) 10.
(d) 16.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. The Constitution was ratified by what date?

5. Giving a limited amount of power to the central government and allowing each state to keep the majority of laws and powers was what?

(see the answer keys)

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