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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which freedom can be found in Amendment 1?
(a) Citizens are free to marry anyone of their choosing.
(b) Citizens are free to attend the educational institution of their choice.
(c) Congress cannot pass a law establishing a national religion.
(d) Citizens are free from military service except during national invasion.
2. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?
(a) Education level.
(b) Ability to read.
(c) Delinquent court fines.
(d) Delinquent taxes.
3. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?
(a) Durable goods produced.
(d) Territorial size.
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?
(a) Court clerk signature.
(b) Notary stamp, signature.
(c) Good cause.
(d) Notary stamp.
5. 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) 1 year.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 3 years.
6. 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) 18 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
(b) 18 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.
(c) 21 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
(d) 21 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.
7. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?
8. 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) States pass a law to this effect.
(b) Congress has declared war by majority rule.
(c) Supreme Court approves.
(d) Congress passes a law to this effect.
9. Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?
10. "Death, as a punishment for a crime, is not considered cruel or unusual as long as " what?
(a) "Treason, death, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".
(b) "Treason, death, rape, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".
(c) "Death, rape, or serious bodily harm isinvolved in the crime".
(d) "There is no long physical suffering involved".
11. 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 country where he was born.
(b) U.S. and state in which he was born.
(c) U.S. and state in which he resides.
12. Amendment 13, Section 1 (1865) outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude with what exception?
(a) Service performed under military draft.
(b) Service performed under military draft in time of war.
(c) Service performed under draft for civil service in time of emergency.
(d) Punishment for criminal convictions.
13. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Impose lesser penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(b) Exceed any rights, privileges, protections.
(c) Take away or restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(d) Impose stiffer penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
14. 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 practice their religion.
(c) Equal right to free education through 12th grade.
(d) Equal protection of the law.
15. 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" prior to questioning.
(c) Right to be read "Miranda Warning" upon arrest.
(d) Equal protection of the law.
Short Answer Questions
1. Amendment 17 (1913) stipulates that to vote for the senators from his state, a person must meet what qualifications?
2. According to Amendment 17 (1913), when a state has a Senate vacancy, who can make a temporary appointment?
3. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?
4. Amendment 17 (1913) specifies the Senate is composed of how many members?
5. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?
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