The Constitution of the United States: An Introduction Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Amendment 13, Section 2 (1865) stipulates Congress has the power to enforce this article by what means?
(a) Executive order.
(b) Appropriate legislation.
(c) Congressional order.
(d) Judicial decree.

2. Which freedom can be found in Amendment 1?
(a) Citizens are free to attend the educational institution of their choice.
(b) Citizens are free from military service except during national invasion.
(c) Citizens are free to marry anyone of their choosing.
(d) Congress cannot pass a law establishing a national religion.

3. Listing by number best defines which of the following terms?
(a) Enucleation.
(b) Enumeration.
(c) Enunciation.
(d) Emancipation.

4. Prior to ratification of Amendment 19 (1920), who was the matter it addressed left up to?
(a) Provinces.
(b) States.
(c) Municipalities.
(d) Counties.

5. Where, in accordance with Amendment 23 (1961) and as Congress directs, may electors be appointed for President and Vice President as if it were a state?
(a) Panama, Puerto Rico.
(b) Panama, Guam.
(c) Puerto Rico, Guam.
(d) District of Columbia.

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

7. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?
(a) Territorial size.
(b) Location.
(c) Population.
(d) Durable goods produced.

8. Which amendment addresses Congress's inability to prohibit citizens from worshiping how and when they please?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

9. Amendment 17 (1913) specifies the Senate is composed of how many members?
(a) Based on population of respective state.
(b) 1 senator for every 5 representatives in House, minimum of 2.
(c) 1 senator from each state.
(d) 2 senators from each sate.

10. Amendment 11 (1798) changes Article 3, Section 2, and states that a civil or equity suit brought against a state by a citizen of another state or from a foreign country may be tried where?
(a) Sate court of state where citizen filing lawsuit resides.
(b) National court of foreign country where citizen filing lawsuit resides.
(c) State court of state against which lawsuit is filed.
(d) Federal court.

11. According to Amendment 17 (1913), when a state has a Senate vacancy, who can make a temporary appointment?
(a) President, with permission of Senate.
(b) Governor of the state with permission of federal Congress.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of federal Senate.
(d) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.

12. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?
(a) Federal jury.
(b) Evidence jury.
(c) Grand jury.
(d) Jury of prudence.

13. 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?
(a) Age.
(b) Religion.
(c) Prior citizenship.
(d) Sex.

14. What does Amendment 15, Section 2 (1870) stipulate?
(a) Judicial oversight to ensure compliance.
(b) Limits on electorate if those granted the right to vote are denied.
(c) How the Congress may enforce Amendment 15.
(d) Who is accountable if those granted the right to vote are denied.

15. Amendment 22 (1951) declares that a President may not serve more than two terms, but did not apply to which President who was in office when it was proposed?
(a) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 15, Section 1 (1870) stipulates the right of U.S. citizens to vote cannot be taken away for which of the following reasons?

2. Amendment 14, Section 2 (1868) states that if any state takes away the right to vote from individuals meeting which of the following requirements, the number of representatives for that state may be reduced in proportion to those persons not allowed to vote?

3. Amendment 20, Section 1 (1933) stipulates the terms of senators and representatives end at noon on which dates of the year such terms end respectively?

4. 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?

5. Which freedom is included in Amendment 1?

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