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

2. Which freedom is included in Amendment 1?
(a) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government.
(b) Freedom from unlawful search, seizure.
(c) No citizen may advocate overthrowing the government by war.
(d) Right to bear arms.

3. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Impose lesser penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.
(b) Take away or restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(c) Exceed any rights, privileges, protections.
(d) Impose stiffer penalties for state crimes than those for similar federal.

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

5. Amendment 14, Section 2 (1868) stipulates that representatives to Congress be elected in each state according to what?
(a) Tax income percentage.
(b) Population size.
(c) Territorial size.
(d) Durable goods production size.

6. Any powers not denied them by the Constitution, and that are not the exclusive powers of the U.S. government, are whose?
(a) Counties.
(b) Municipalities.
(c) Individuals.
(d) States and people.

7. 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) Immediately upon ratification of this amendment.
(c) 30 days after the ratification of this amendment.
(d) 1 year after the ratification of this amendment.

8. Amendment 1 includes which freedom?
(a) Citizens may seek redress via criminal lawsuits for damaging insults.
(b) Freedom from unreasonable search.
(c) Freedom from unreasonable seizure.
(d) Inability of Congress to pass a law prohibiting free exercise of religion.

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

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

11. According to Amendment 17 (1913), when a state has a Senate vacancy, who can make a temporary appointment?
(a) Governor of the state with permission of federal Senate.
(b) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of federal Congress.
(d) President, with permission of Senate.

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

13. 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 for both.
(d) January 20, January 3.

14. What does to speak or write in favor of mean?
(a) Advocate.
(b) Address.
(c) Advance.
(d) Advantage.

15. "Room and board" means what?
(a) Bath and shelter.
(b) Lodging and ale.
(c) Lodging and food.
(d) Bed and bath.

Short Answer Questions

1. No citizen shall be forced to supply room and board to soldiers except in the time of war, and even then it is only acceptable when what?

2. Amendment 24 (1964) prohibits denial of the right to vote because of what?

3. Inheritance, corporations, laws concerning education, marriage and divorce all are under the jurisdiction of what government?

4. The arrest, confiscation, or taking one's belongings best describes what term?

5. Which is among the freedoms in Amendment 1?

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