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

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

3. In Amendment 26 (1971) the legal age to vote was lowered to how many years?
(a) 17.
(b) 20.
(c) 18.
(d) 19.

4. Which amendment is often referred to as the right to have a fair and speedy trial?
(a) 6.
(b) 8.
(c) 7.
(d) 5.

5. The government may pass laws regarding the ownership of certain weapons in the way in which they are used is addressed in which amendment?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

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

7. The amount of money put up by arrested individuals to ensure their return at the time of their trial is generally set how?
(a) According to the seriousness of the crime.
(b) According to the ability of the accused to pay.
(c) Mood of the judge at the time.
(d) The state in which the crime occurs.

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

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

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

11. Which is among the rights of an individual accused of crime?
(a) A judge of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(b) Any counsel of their choosing will be provided free of charge.
(c) A jury of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(d) To hear the testimony of witnesses.

12. The warrant for a search requires what written in it?
(a) Justification for expecting specific items to be found.
(b) When search is to be conducted.
(c) Exact method and items to be seized.
(d) Who will be conducting the search.

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

14. Amendment 22 (1951) declares that a President may not serve more than two terms, but did not apply to which President who was in office when it was proposed?
(a) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(b) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(c) Herbert Hoover.
(d) Harry S. Truman.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Common law refers to which term?

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

4. Prior to ratification of Amendment 19 (1920), who was the matter it addressed left up to?

5. 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?

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