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

2. To supply room and board means to what?
(a) Quarter.
(b) Quarry.
(c) Inquiry.
(d) Quartet.

3. Amendment 21 does what?
(a) Changes Article 2, Section 1.
(b) Repeals Amendment 18.
(c) Changes Article I.
(d) Changes Article 3, Section 2.

4. 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.

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

6. 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) President, with permission of Senate.
(c) Governor of the state with permission of the state legislature.
(d) Governor of the state with permission of federal Congress.

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 Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?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

8. Congress was given the power to do away with Section 3 of Amendment 14, concerning certain supporters of the Confederacy, by a 2/3 vote, and did so in what year?
(a) 1892.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1894.
(d) 1898.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Herbert Hoover.
(c) Harry S. Truman.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

14. What does Amendment 12 (1804) also address the importance of?
(a) Congressional vote.
(b) Secret ballot.
(c) Electoral vote.
(d) Free vote.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Amendment 1 addresses which of the following five freedoms?

2. The warrant for a search requires what written in it?

3. 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?

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

5. Which freedom is addressed in Amendment 1?

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