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. Amendment 13, Section 1 (1865) outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude with what exception?
(a) Service performed under military draft.
(b) Punishment for criminal convictions.
(c) Service performed under military draft in time of war.
(d) Service performed under draft for civil service in time of emergency.

2. 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) 1898.
(c) 1896.
(d) 1892.

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

5. Amendment 15, Section 1 (1870) stipulates the right of U.S. citizens to vote cannot be taken away for which of the following reasons?
(a) Race, color, previous servitude.
(b) Color, creed, previous servitude.
(c) Race, creed, previous servitude.
(d) Race, color, or sex.

6. Amendment 11 (1798) changes Article 3, Section 2, and states that a civil or equity suit brought against a state by a citizen of another state or from a foreign country may be tried where?
(a) State court of state against which lawsuit is filed.
(b) Federal court.
(c) Sate court of state where citizen filing lawsuit resides.
(d) National court of foreign country where citizen filing lawsuit resides.

7. Amendment 21 does what?
(a) Changes Article 2, Section 1.
(b) Changes Article I.
(c) Changes Article 3, Section 2.
(d) Repeals Amendment 18.

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

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

10. 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 20, January 3.
(b) January 3 for both.
(c) January 3, January 20.
(d) January 20 for both,

11. 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) Hunting, having a well-trained militia.
(d) Their protection, hunting.

12. What is involuntary servitude?
(a) Work done without payment of wages or room and board.
(b) Service performed under military draft.
(c) Work done against one's will.
(d) Service performed under draft for civil service.

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

14. Amendment 14, Section 4 (1868) stipulates the U.S. would pay all its lawful debts, but what could neither the U.S. nor any state pay for?
(a) .S. bounties earned in the Civil War.
(b) Emancipated slaves.
(c) U.S. debts incurred in the Civil War.
(d) U.S. military pensions.

15. One of the amendments included in the Bill of Rights is the freedom from unusually high what?
(a) Taxes.
(b) Bail.
(c) Fees.
(d) There is no such freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Amendment 14, Section 2 (1868) stipulates that representatives to Congress be elected in each state according to what?

4. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?

5. No citizen shall be forced to supply room and board to soldiers except in the time of war, and even then it is only acceptable when what?

(see the answer keys)

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