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 1 contains how many freedoms?
(a) 10.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 3.

2. Amendment 14, Section 2 (1868) stipulates that representatives to Congress be elected in each state according to what?
(a) Tax income percentage.
(b) Territorial size.
(c) Population size.
(d) Durable goods production size.

3. Which amendment addresses Congress's inability to prohibit citizens from worshiping how and when they please?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 5.

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

5. What is a court order compelling a witness to appear in court the definition of?
(a) Warrant.
(b) Warranty.
(c) Proclamation.
(d) Subpoena.

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

7. The warrant for a search requires what written in it?
(a) Who will be conducting the search.
(b) Exact method and items to be seized.
(c) Justification for expecting specific items to be found.
(d) When search is to be conducted.

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

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

10. 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) 2 years.
(b) 7 years.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 3 years.

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

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

13. 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.

14. 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) 1894.
(b) 1892.
(c) 1898.
(d) 1896.

15. 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) Governor of the state with permission of federal Senate.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.
(d) President, with permission of Senate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is among the rights of an individual accused of crime?

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. Being tried again for a crime already found not guilty of is the definition of what?

4. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?

5. Inheritance, corporations, laws concerning education, marriage and divorce all are under the jurisdiction of what government?

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