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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

9. Common law refers to which term?
(a) Criminal law.
(b) Civil law.
(c) Religious affairs.
(d) Military law.

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

11. Amendment 17 (1913) changes which original article?
(a) Article IV.
(b) Article II.
(c) Article I.
(d) Article III.

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

13. A citizen may not be unlawfully searched nor seizure of his person or personal property made without a written court order obtained with what?
(a) Notary stamp, signature.
(b) Good cause.
(c) Court clerk signature.
(d) Notary stamp.

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

15. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?
(a) Right to be read "Miranda Warning" upon arrest.
(b) Right to be read "Miranda Warning" prior to questioning.
(c) Equal wages for equal labor.
(d) Equal protection of the law.

Short Answer Questions

1. To accuse and attempt to prove guilty means what?

2. Where, in accordance with Amendment 23 (1961) and as Congress directs, may electors be appointed for President and Vice President as if it were a state?

3. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?

4. Amendment 1 includes which freedom?

5. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?

(see the answer keys)

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