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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Twelve to twenty-three persons selected to decide if evidence against an accused person is sufficient for holding a trial, best defines which term?
(a) Grand jury.
(b) Evidence jury.
(c) Jury of prudence.
(d) Federal jury.
2. 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) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(d) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
3. Amendment 18 (1919) states that the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages is illegal beginning when?
(a) 30 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(b) 90 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(c) Immediately upon ratification of this amendment.
(d) 1 year after the ratification of this amendment.
4. Which amendment is often referred to as the right to have a fair and speedy trial?
5. 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) U.S. debts incurred in the Civil War.
(b) .S. bounties earned in the Civil War.
(c) Emancipated slaves.
(d) U.S. military pensions.
6. Which is among the rights of an individual accused of crime?
(a) A jury of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(b) A judge of their choosing to ensure impartiality.
(c) Any counsel of their choosing will be provided free of charge.
(d) To hear the testimony of witnesses.
7. What is a court order compelling a witness to appear in court the definition of?
8. One of the amendments included in the Bill of Rights is the freedom from unusually high what?
(b) There is no such freedom.
9. Which is among the freedoms in Amendment 1?
(a) Any male citizen 18 years or older may vote in national elections.
(b) Congress may not restrict freedom of speech.
(c) Any citizen may keep and bear arms for protection.
(d) All citizens under 18 years of age are free of military draft.
10. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
(a) Bill of Liberties.
(b) Bill of Rights.
(c) Bill of Acceptance.
(d) Bill of Freedoms.
11. 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.
(b) Good cause.
(c) Court clerk signature.
(d) Notary stamp, signature.
12. What is an assembly?
(a) An appearance in court.
(b) A gathering of people.
(c) An amount of money put up to ensure appearance at trial.
(d) To appear similar to someone or something else.
13. Amendment 14, Section 2 (1868) states that if any state takes away the right to vote from individuals meeting which of the following requirements, the number of representatives for that state may be reduced in proportion to those persons not allowed to vote?
(a) 21 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
(b) 18 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.
(c) 21 years old, U.S. citizens, not convicted.
(d) 18 years old, U.S. residents, not convicted.
14. Amendment 1 contains how many freedoms?
15. "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) "Death, rape, or serious bodily harm isinvolved in the crime".
(c) "Treason, death, or serious bodily harm is involved in the crime".
(d) "There is no long physical suffering involved".
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the term for a sum of money put up by arrested individuals to ensure their return, so they may be released until the time of their trial?
2. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates anyone born in the U.S. and governed by it is what type of citizen?
3. Amendment 18, Section 3 (1919) provided the states a period of how long to ratify this amendment, after that time it could not have been adopted?
4. Which freedom is addressed in Amendment 1?
5. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?
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