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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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?
2. Together the group in Philadelphia constructed the Constitution requiring a federal government comprised of which three branches?
(a) Executive, legislative, and judicial.
(b) Democratic, Republican, and Whig.
(c) Democratic, Republican, and Independent.
(d) President, Senate, and House of Representatives.
3. Who was the 16th President of the United States?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) John Adams.
(d) James Madison.
4. Which section of Article IV deals with admission of new states?
5. Attending the convention in Philadelphia for revision of the Articles of Confederation were delegates from all but which state?
(b) New Jersey.
(d) Rhode Island.
6. What type of democracy is one in which the people elect officials in order to represent them in all aspects of government?
7. 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) Murder, arson, or armed robbery.
(b) Treason, felony, or breach of the peace.
(c) Treason, violent felony, or breach of peace.
(d) Treason, violent felony, or breach of promise.
8. Powers denied the Congress are in which section of Act I?
9. What is a court-martial?
(a) Military trial held under military law.
(b) Trial of elected federal officials held under federal law.
(c) Trial of civilian federal officials held under federal law.
(d) Trial of elected federal officials held in the Supreme Court.
10. How did people eventually refer to this initial document?
(b) Pledge of Allegiance.
(c) Articles of Confederation.
11. What is one check on the Congress held by the President?
(a) May withhold information from Congress.
(b) May appoint Supreme Court justices for 10-year terms.
(c) May veto bills of Congress with Supreme Court majority approval.
(d) May adjourn Congress at will.
12. The Articles of Confederation was not the best plan for a number of reasons and fell by the wayside when?
13. Cullop asserts which term for American government is correct?
(a) Democratic republic.
(b) Independent republic.
(c) Democratic confederation.
(d) Republican democracy.
14. 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 for a centralized government.
(d) The basis of the revised document.
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, raise an army, or introduce taxes.
(b) Could not impose laws, or raise an army.
(c) Could not raise an army, or introduce taxes.
(d) Could not impose laws, or introduce taxes.
Short Answer Questions
1. The first major document of the U.S. government was the Declaration of Independence which was signed in what year?
2. Some say the government of the U.S. is one in which the people are responsible for self-governing, or what Cullop calls what?
3. What does Part I: Introduction to the Constitution begin by defining?
4. Section 10 of Article I covers power that are denied to whom?
5. How old is the U.S. Constitution in comparison with others?
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