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

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 Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?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

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?
(a) 21 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
(b) 18 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.
(c) 18 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
(d) 21 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.

4. 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) 2 years.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 3 years.

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

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

7. 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) Municipalities.
(c) Individuals.
(d) States and people.

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

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

10. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?
(a) Equal wages for equal labor.
(b) Right to be read "Miranda Warning" upon arrest.
(c) Equal protection of the law.
(d) Right to be read "Miranda Warning" prior to questioning.

11. To supply room and board means to what?
(a) Quarter.
(b) Quarry.
(c) Quartet.
(d) Inquiry.

12. 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) 1896.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1898.
(d) 1892.

13. Amendment 13, Section 1 (1865) outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude with what exception?
(a) Service performed under draft for civil service in time of emergency.
(b) Punishment for criminal convictions.
(c) Service performed under military draft in time of war.
(d) Service performed under military draft.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Common law refers to which term?

2. Amendment 21 does what?

3. To accuse and attempt to prove guilty means what?

4. A citizen may not be unlawfully searched nor seizure of his person or personal property made without a written court order obtained with what?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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