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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 anyone born in the U.S. and governed by it is what type of citizen?
(a) U.S. and state in which he resides.
(b) Naturalized.
(c) U.S. and state in which he was born.
(d) U.S. and country where he was born.

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

3. Listing by number best defines which of the following terms?
(a) Emancipation.
(b) Enunciation.
(c) Enumeration.
(d) Enucleation.

4. 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) Individuals.
(c) States and people.
(d) Municipalities.

5. 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?
(a) 3 years.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 7 years.

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

7. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?
(a) Warrant.
(b) Waiver.
(c) Grant.
(d) Warranty.

8. 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) Evidence jury.
(b) Grand jury.
(c) Federal jury.
(d) Jury of prudence.

9. Amendment 25, Section 2 (1967) stipulates if there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, who fills the vacancy?
(a) President nominates, Congress confirms.
(b) Secretary of State.
(c) President designates.
(d) Speaker of the House.

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

11. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state can make laws that do what to citizens of the U.S.?
(a) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except for juveniles.
(b) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections.
(c) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in military.
(d) Take away, restrict any rights, privileges, protections except in war.

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

13. Common law refers to which term?
(a) Civil law.
(b) Religious affairs.
(c) Criminal law.
(d) Military law.

14. Amendment 17 (1913) stipulates that to vote for the senators from his state, a person must meet what qualifications?
(a) Same as to vote for President, Vice President.
(b) Age 18, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.
(c) Age 21, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.
(d) Same as to vote for largest house in state legislature of residence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is among the rights of an individual accused of crime?

2. What does to speak or write in favor of mean?

3. Amendment 18 was repealed in what year, ending the period encompassing the 1920s known as Prohibition?

4. 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?

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

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