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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Amendment 1 addresses which of the following five freedoms?
(a) Congress cannot prevent riotous assembly.
(b) Congress cannot prevent appointment of Supreme Court justices.
(c) Congress cannot prevent peaceful assembly.
(d) Congress cannot prevent or inhibit legally sanctioned elections.
2. 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?
3. Prior to ratification of Amendment 19 (1920), who was the matter it addressed left up to?
4. One of the amendments included in the Bill of Rights is the freedom from unusually high what?
(a) There is no such freedom.
5. Listing by number best defines which of the following terms?
6. Amendment 13, Section 2 (1865) stipulates Congress has the power to enforce this article by what means?
(a) Executive order.
(b) Congressional order.
(c) Appropriate legislation.
(d) Judicial decree.
7. 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 largest house in state legislature of residence.
(b) Same as to vote for President, Vice President.
(c) Age 21, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.
(d) Age 18, U.S. citizen, citizen of state senators will serve, not convicted.
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) Federal jury.
(b) Grand jury.
(c) Evidence jury.
(d) Jury of prudence.
9. What does Amendment 15, Section 2 (1870) stipulate?
(a) Limits on electorate if those granted the right to vote are denied.
(b) Judicial oversight to ensure compliance.
(c) Who is accountable if those granted the right to vote are denied.
(d) How the Congress may enforce Amendment 15.
10. 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.
11. What is a written court order allowing the arrest, search, and seizure of certain persons or certain property?
12. What does Amendment 12 (1804) also address the importance of?
(a) Electoral vote.
(b) Secret ballot.
(c) Congressional vote.
(d) Free vote.
13. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
(a) Bill of Freedoms.
(b) Bill of Rights.
(c) Bill of Acceptance.
(d) Bill of Liberties.
14. 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?
(a) States pass a law to this effect.
(b) Congress has declared war by majority rule.
(c) Supreme Court approves.
(d) Congress passes a law to this effect.
15. Amendment 17 (1913) specifies the Senate is composed of how many members?
(a) 2 senators from each sate.
(b) 1 senator from each state.
(c) Based on population of respective state.
(d) 1 senator for every 5 representatives in House, minimum of 2.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which amendment is often referred to as the right to have a fair and speedy trial?
2. 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?
3. Under Amendment 14, Section 5 (1868) Congress was given the power to enforce this amendment in what manner?
4. Amendment 14, Section 1 (1868) stipulates no state may deny any person, under its government, what?
5. "Room and board" means what?
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