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

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

3. What does it stipulate in Amendment 9?
(a) All the rights the people have are listed in the Constitution.
(b) That to list the many rights the people take for granted would be impossible.
(c) Amendments require a 51% majority vote.
(d) If other rights need to be added, the Constitution can be amended.

4. Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1933.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1932.

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

6. Which freedom is addressed in Amendment 1?
(a) Congress is prohibited from restricting freedom of the press.
(b) Citizens must only provide room, military provides food.
(c) No one must supply room and board to soldiers except in wartime.
(d) No one must supply room and board to soldiers except in peacetime.

7. Which freedom can be found in Amendment 1?
(a) Citizens are free to marry anyone of their choosing.
(b) Citizens are free to attend the educational institution of their choice.
(c) Congress cannot pass a law establishing a national religion.
(d) Citizens are free from military service except during national invasion.

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

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

10. To accuse and attempt to prove guilty means what?
(a) Prostrate.
(b) Prosecute.
(c) Proselyte.
(d) Execute.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. One of the amendments included in the Bill of Rights is the freedom from unusually high what?

3. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?

4. Which is among the freedoms in Amendment 1?

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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