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

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 Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?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

3. Which freedom can be found in Amendment 1?
(a) Citizens are free to attend the educational institution of their choice.
(b) Citizens are free from military service except during national invasion.
(c) Congress cannot pass a law establishing a national religion.
(d) Citizens are free to marry anyone of their choosing.

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

5. Which is among the freedoms in Amendment 1?
(a) Any citizen may keep and bear arms for protection.
(b) Any male citizen 18 years or older may vote in national elections.
(c) Congress may not restrict freedom of speech.
(d) All citizens under 18 years of age are free of military draft.

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

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

8. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Exceed any rights, privileges, protections.
(b) Impose stiffer penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(c) Take away or restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(d) Impose lesser penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.

9. The government may pass laws regarding the ownership of certain weapons in the way in which they are used is addressed in which amendment?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

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

11. "Room and board" means what?
(a) Lodging and food.
(b) Lodging and ale.
(c) Bath and shelter.
(d) Bed and bath.

12. 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 ability of the accused to pay.
(c) Mood of the judge at the time.
(d) According to the seriousness of the crime.

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

14. Amendment 1 includes which freedom?
(a) Citizens may seek redress via criminal lawsuits for damaging insults.
(b) Inability of Congress to pass a law prohibiting free exercise of religion.
(c) Freedom from unreasonable search.
(d) Freedom from unreasonable seizure.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 17 (1913) changes which original article?

2. Amendment 12 (1804) changes a part of Article 2, Section 1, and outlines the process by which individuals to which offices are elected?

3. 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?

4. What is another freedom in Amendment 1?

5. One of the amendments included in the Bill of Rights is the freedom from unusually high what?

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