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. What is another freedom in Amendment 1?
(a) Any citizen may keep and bear arms for protection.
(b) May petition the government regarding any redress or grievance.
(c) The government may pass laws over ownership of certain weapons.
(d) Government cannot restrict assembly of the citizens.

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

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

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

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

6. Any powers not denied them by the Constitution, and that are not the exclusive powers of the U.S. government, are whose?
(a) Individuals.
(b) Municipalities.
(c) Counties.
(d) States and people.

7. "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) "There is no long physical suffering involved".
(c) "Treason, death, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".
(d) "Death, rape, or serious bodily harm isinvolved in the crime".

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

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

10. 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.

11. To supply room and board means to what?
(a) Inquiry.
(b) Quarry.
(c) Quartet.
(d) Quarter.

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

13. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
(a) Bill of Rights.
(b) Bill of Liberties.
(c) Bill of Freedoms.
(d) Bill of Acceptance.

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

15. Under Amendment 14, Section 5 (1868) Congress was given the power to enforce this amendment in what manner?
(a) Judicial decree.
(b) Congressional decree.
(c) Executive order.
(d) Appropriate legislation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 13, Section 1 (1865) outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude with what exception?

2. Common law refers to which term?

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

4. What does it stipulate in Amendment 9?

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

(see the answer keys)

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