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

2. 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 seriousness of the crime.
(b) According to the ability of the accused to pay.
(c) The state in which the crime occurs.
(d) Mood of the judge at the time.

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

4. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?
(a) Territorial size.
(b) Durable goods produced.
(c) Population.
(d) Location.

5. Where, in accordance with Amendment 23 (1961) and as Congress directs, may electors be appointed for President and Vice President as if it were a state?
(a) District of Columbia.
(b) Panama, Puerto Rico.
(c) Panama, Guam.
(d) Puerto Rico, Guam.

6. In Amendment 26 (1971) the legal age to vote was lowered to how many years?
(a) 19.
(b) 20.
(c) 18.
(d) 17.

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

8. What does it stipulate in Amendment 9?
(a) If other rights need to be added, the Constitution can be amended.
(b) All the rights the people have are listed in the Constitution.
(c) Amendments require a 51% majority vote.
(d) That to list the many rights the people take for granted would be impossible.

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 Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?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

10. Amendment 17 (1913) specifies the Senate is composed of how many members?
(a) Based on population of respective state.
(b) 2 senators from each sate.
(c) 1 senator for every 5 representatives in House, minimum of 2.
(d) 1 senator from each state.

11. 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) Congress has declared war by majority rule.
(b) States pass a law to this effect.
(c) Congress passes a law to this effect.
(d) Supreme Court approves.

12. 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) Impose stiffer penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(c) Take away or restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(d) Exceed any rights, privileges, protections.

13. Amendment 17 (1913) stipulates that to vote for the senators from his state, a person must meet what qualifications?
(a) Same as to vote for largest house in state legislature of residence.
(b) Age 18, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.
(c) Same as to vote for President, Vice President.
(d) Age 21, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.

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

15. "Death, as a punishment for a crime, is not considered cruel or unusual as long as " what?
(a) "Treason, death, rape, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".
(b) "Death, rape, or serious bodily harm isinvolved in the crime".
(c) "There is no long physical suffering involved".
(d) "Treason, death, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?

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

3. Prior to ratification of Amendment 19 (1920), who was the matter it addressed left up to?

4. Amendment 15, Section 1 (1870) stipulates the right of U.S. citizens to vote cannot be taken away for which of the following reasons?

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

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