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. In Amendment 26 (1971) the legal age to vote was lowered to how many years?
(a) 19.
(b) 18.
(c) 20.
(d) 17.

2. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except for juveniles.
(b) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(c) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in military.
(d) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in war.

3. Congress was given the power to do away with Section 3 of Amendment 14, concerning certain supporters of the Confederacy, by a 2/3 vote, and did so in what year?
(a) 1898.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1892.
(d) 1896.

4. Amendment 17 (1913) changes which original article?
(a) Article II.
(b) Article IV.
(c) Article III.
(d) Article I.

5. What is involuntary servitude?
(a) Service performed under draft for civil service.
(b) Work done without payment of wages or room and board.
(c) Work done against one's will.
(d) Service performed under military draft.

6. Amendment 1 includes which freedom?
(a) Inability of Congress to pass a law prohibiting free exercise of religion.
(b) Freedom from unreasonable search.
(c) Freedom from unreasonable seizure.
(d) Citizens may seek redress via criminal lawsuits for damaging insults.

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

8. Which amendment is often referred to as the right to have a fair and speedy trial?
(a) 7.
(b) 5.
(c) 8.
(d) 6.

9. To accuse and attempt to prove guilty means what?
(a) Prostrate.
(b) Execute.
(c) Proselyte.
(d) Prosecute.

10. 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) Puerto Rico, Guam.
(b) Panama, Guam.
(c) District of Columbia.
(d) Panama, Puerto Rico.

11. 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?
(a) Braille.
(b) Bale.
(c) Bail.
(d) Bile.

12. The people may keep and bear arms for which two purposes?
(a) Hunting, having a well-trained militia.
(b) Their protection, hunting.
(c) Their protection, having a well-trained militia.
(d) Having a well-trained militia, recreation.

13. Amendment 14, Section 4 (1868) stipulates the U.S. would pay all its lawful debts, but what could neither the U.S. nor any state pay for?
(a) U.S. military pensions.
(b) .S. bounties earned in the Civil War.
(c) Emancipated slaves.
(d) U.S. debts incurred in the Civil War.

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

15. Being tried again for a crime already found not guilty of is the definition of what?
(a) Double indemnity.
(b) Double jeopardy.
(c) Indemnity.
(d) Jeopardy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?

2. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?

3. 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?

4. The amount of money put up by arrested individuals to ensure their return at the time of their trial is generally set how?

5. Amendment 12 (1804) changes a part of Article 2, Section 1, and outlines the process by which individuals to which offices are elected?

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