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. 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) Sate court of state where citizen filing lawsuit resides.
(b) National court of foreign country where citizen filing lawsuit resides.
(c) Federal court.
(d) State court of state against which lawsuit is filed.

2. 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 3, January 20.
(b) January 3 for both.
(c) January 20, January 3.
(d) January 20 for both,

3. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates anyone born in the U.S. and governed by it is what type of citizen?
(a) Naturalized.
(b) U.S. and country where he was born.
(c) U.S. and state in which he resides.
(d) U.S. and state in which he was born.

4. 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.

5. 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?
(a) Panama, Guam.
(b) District of Columbia.
(c) Panama, Puerto Rico.
(d) Puerto Rico, Guam.

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

7. 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?
(a) January 3 for both.
(b) January 3, January 20.
(c) January 20, January 3.
(d) January 20 for both.

8. Amendment 16 (1913) changes Article 1, Section 2, and declares that the government can collect taxes, regardless of a state's what?
(a) Territorial size.
(b) Population.
(c) Location.
(d) Durable goods produced.

9. Prior to ratification of Amendment 19 (1920), who was the matter it addressed left up to?
(a) States.
(b) Counties.
(c) Provinces.
(d) Municipalities.

10. 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, creed, previous servitude.
(b) Race, color, previous servitude.
(c) Color, creed, previous servitude.
(d) Race, color, or sex.

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

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

13. Which amendment addresses Congress's inability to prohibit citizens from worshiping how and when they please?
(a) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 1.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Room and board" means what?

2. Amendment 17 (1913) specifies the Senate is composed of how many members?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. What is another freedom in Amendment 1?

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