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

2. 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.

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

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

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

6. Amendment 18 (1919) states that the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages is illegal beginning when?
(a) 30 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(b) 90 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(c) 1 year after the ratification of this amendment.
(d) Immediately upon ratification of this amendment.

7. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?
(a) Grand jury.
(b) Evidence jury.
(c) Federal jury.
(d) Jury of prudence.

8. 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) 1 year.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 3 years.

9. Amendment 25, Section 2 (1967) stipulates if there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, who fills the vacancy?
(a) Secretary of State.
(b) Speaker of the House.
(c) President designates.
(d) President nominates, Congress confirms.

10. 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) 1898.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1892.
(d) 1894.

11. What does to speak or write in favor of mean?
(a) Advance.
(b) Advocate.
(c) Advantage.
(d) Address.

12. Amendment 22 (1951) declares that a President may not serve more than two terms, but did not apply to which President who was in office when it was proposed?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(c) Harry S. Truman.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

13. 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) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

14. What does Amendment 12 (1804) also address the importance of?
(a) Free vote.
(b) Secret ballot.
(c) Congressional vote.
(d) Electoral vote.

15. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?
(a) Delinquent taxes.
(b) Ability to read.
(c) Education level.
(d) Delinquent court fines.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates anyone born in the U.S. and governed by it is what type of citizen?

2. Which amendment addresses Congress's inability to prohibit citizens from worshiping how and when they please?

3. What is another freedom in Amendment 1?

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

5. "Death, as a punishment for a crime, is not considered cruel or unusual as long as " what?

(see the answer keys)

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