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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Amendment 25, Section 2 (1967) stipulates if there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, who fills the vacancy?
(a) President designates.
(b) President nominates, Congress confirms.
(c) Speaker of the House.
(d) Secretary of State.

2. 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?
(a) January 20, January 3.
(b) January 3 for both.
(c) January 3, January 20.
(d) January 20 for both,

3. 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?
(a) January 3 for both.
(b) January 20 for both.
(c) January 3, January 20.
(d) January 20, January 3.

4. 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) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

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

6. Any powers not denied them by the Constitution, and that are not the exclusive powers of the U.S. government, are whose?
(a) States and people.
(b) Counties.
(c) Individuals.
(d) Municipalities.

7. Which freedom is included in Amendment 1?
(a) Freedom from unlawful search, seizure.
(b) Right to bear arms.
(c) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government by war.
(d) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government.

8. Amendment 18, Section 3 (1919) provided the states a period of how long to ratify this amendment, after that time it could not have been adopted?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 1 year.

9. No citizen shall be forced to supply room and board to soldiers except in the time of war, and even then it is only acceptable when what?
(a) Supreme Court approves.
(b) States pass a law to this effect.
(c) Congress passes a law to this effect.
(d) Congress has declared war by majority rule.

10. Amendment 1 addresses which of the following five freedoms?
(a) Congress cannot prevent or inhibit legally sanctioned elections.
(b) Congress cannot prevent peaceful assembly.
(c) Congress cannot prevent appointment of Supreme Court justices.
(d) Congress cannot prevent riotous assembly.

11. 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.

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

13. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Impose stiffer penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(b) Take away or restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(c) Impose lesser penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(d) Exceed any rights, privileges, protections.

14. The arrest, confiscation, or taking one's belongings best describes what term?
(a) Analysis.
(b) Sneezers.
(c) Seizure.
(d) Assessment.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?

2. 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?

3. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?

4. Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?

5. What is involuntary servitude?

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