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 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, House of Representatives.
(b) President, Vice President, Congress.
(c) President, Vice President.
(d) President, Vice President, Senate.

2. 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) .S. bounties earned in the Civil War.
(b) U.S. debts incurred in the Civil War.
(c) U.S. military pensions.
(d) Emancipated slaves.

3. According to Amendment 17 (1913), when a state has a Senate vacancy, who can make a temporary appointment?
(a) Governor of the state with permission of federal Congress.
(b) President, with permission of Senate.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of federal Senate.
(d) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.

4. 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) Bale.
(b) Bile.
(c) Bail.
(d) Braille.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Common law refers to which term?
(a) Civil law.
(b) Criminal law.
(c) Religious affairs.
(d) Military law.

11. 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 3, January 20.
(b) January 20 for both,
(c) January 3 for both.
(d) January 20, January 3.

12. 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, color, or sex.
(b) Color, creed, previous servitude.
(c) Race, color, previous servitude.
(d) Race, creed, previous servitude.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 18 (1919) states that the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages is illegal beginning when?

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?

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

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

5. What does to speak or write in favor of mean?

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