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. 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.

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

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

4. 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) 3 years.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 7 years.

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

6. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?
(a) Warrant.
(b) Grant.
(c) Warranty.
(d) Waiver.

7. Amendment 20, Section 1 (1933) stipulates the terms of the President and the Vice President end at noon on which dates of the year such terms end respectively?
(a) January 20 for both.
(b) January 20, January 3.
(c) January 3, January 20.
(d) January 3 for both.

8. What does Amendment 15, Section 2 (1870) stipulate?
(a) Judicial oversight to ensure compliance.
(b) Limits on electorate if those granted the right to vote are denied.
(c) Who is accountable if those granted the right to vote are denied.
(d) How the Congress may enforce Amendment 15.

9. 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.

10. Which freedom is included in Amendment 1?
(a) Freedom from unlawful search, seizure.
(b) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government by war.
(c) Right to bear arms.
(d) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government.

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

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

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

14. Being tried again for a crime already found not guilty of is the definition of what?
(a) Double indemnity.
(b) Jeopardy.
(c) Indemnity.
(d) Double jeopardy.

15. According to Amendment 17 (1913), when a state has a Senate vacancy, who can make a temporary appointment?
(a) President, with permission of Senate.
(b) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of federal Congress.
(d) Governor of the state with permission of federal Senate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which amendment is often referred to as the right to have a fair and speedy trial?

2. Amendment 21 does what?

3. 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?

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

5. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?

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