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 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates anyone born in the U.S. and governed by it is what type of citizen?
(a) U.S. and state in which he was born.
(b) U.S. and state in which he resides.
(c) Naturalized.
(d) U.S. and country where he was born.

2. The government may pass laws regarding the ownership of certain weapons in the way in which they are used is addressed in which amendment?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

3. The warrant for a search requires what written in it?
(a) Who will be conducting the search.
(b) Exact method and items to be seized.
(c) Justification for expecting specific items to be found.
(d) When search is to be conducted.

4. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?
(a) Ability to read.
(b) Education level.
(c) Delinquent taxes.
(d) Delinquent court fines.

5. What does it stipulate in Amendment 9?
(a) That to list the many rights the people take for granted would be impossible.
(b) Amendments require a 51% majority vote.
(c) All the rights the people have are listed in the Constitution.
(d) If other rights need to be added, the Constitution can be amended.

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

7. Inheritance, corporations, laws concerning education, marriage and divorce all are under the jurisdiction of what government?
(a) County.
(b) Municipal.
(c) State.
(d) Federal.

8. 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.
(b) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in military.
(c) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in war.
(d) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except for juveniles.

9. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?
(a) Warrant.
(b) Waiver.
(c) Warranty.
(d) Grant.

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

11. 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) State court of state against which lawsuit is filed.
(c) Federal court.
(d) National court of foreign country where citizen filing lawsuit resides.

12. Under Amendment 14, Section 5 (1868) Congress was given the power to enforce this amendment in what manner?
(a) Executive order.
(b) Appropriate legislation.
(c) Congressional decree.
(d) Judicial decree.

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) Sex.
(b) Prior citizenship.
(c) Religion.
(d) Age.

14. Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1932.
(d) 1933.

15. Amendment 18 (1919) states that the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages is illegal beginning when?
(a) 90 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(b) 30 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(c) 1 year after the ratification of this amendment.
(d) Immediately upon ratification of this amendment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?

2. The arrest, confiscation, or taking one's belongings best describes what term?

3. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?

4. The people may keep and bear arms for which two purposes?

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

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