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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?
(a) Equal right to practice their religion.
(b) Equal right to vote.
(c) Equal right to free education through 12th grade.
(d) Equal protection of the law.

3. The amount of money put up by arrested individuals to ensure their return at the time of their trial is generally set how?
(a) The state in which the crime occurs.
(b) According to the seriousness of the crime.
(c) According to the ability of the accused to pay.
(d) Mood of the judge at the time.

4. 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.

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

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

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

8. Amendment 15, Section 1 (1870) stipulates the right of U.S. citizens to vote cannot be taken away for which of the following reasons?
(a) Race, creed, previous servitude.
(b) Color, creed, previous servitude.
(c) Race, color, or sex.
(d) Race, color, previous servitude.

9. What is an assembly?
(a) A gathering of people.
(b) To appear similar to someone or something else.
(c) An appearance in court.
(d) An amount of money put up to ensure appearance at trial.

10. Which is among the rights of an individual accused of crime?
(a) Any counsel of their choosing will be provided free of charge.
(b) A judge of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(c) A jury of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(d) To hear the testimony of witnesses.

11. Amendment 12 (1804) changes a part of Article 2, Section 1, and outlines the process by which individuals to which offices are elected?
(a) President, Vice President.
(b) President, Vice President, House of Representatives.
(c) President, Vice President, Senate.
(d) President, Vice President, Congress.

12. 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.

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

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

15. A citizen may not be unlawfully searched nor seizure of his person or personal property made without a written court order obtained with what?
(a) Notary stamp, signature.
(b) Court clerk signature.
(c) Good cause.
(d) Notary stamp.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 25, Section 2 (1967) stipulates if there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, who fills the vacancy?

2. Inheritance, corporations, laws concerning education, marriage and divorce all are under the jurisdiction of what government?

3. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?

4. 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?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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