8th Grade Constitution Practice Questions

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Practices questions for students who are preparing to take the United State Constitution test in the 8th grade.


 
  
Created Dec 12, 2007
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What is the term of office for a representative?
 
2 years
2
How many members are in the House of Representatives?
 
435
3
How many members are in the Senate?
 
100
4
Who must be 25 years old?
 
Member of House of Representatives
5
Who must be 30 years old?
 
Senate
6
Who must be a United States citizen for at least 7 years?
 
House of Representatives
7
Who must be a United States citizen for a least 9 years?
 
Senate
8
The Speaker presides over the
 
House
9
How is membership/representation of the House determined?
 
Based on the population of each state.
10
How is membership/representation of the Senate determined?
 
Equal representation of 2 per state
11
Which two houses make up congress?
 
House of Representatives and Senate
12
What is the length of term for US Senator?
 
6 years
13
Who presides over the Senate?
 
The Vice President
14
Sole power to impeach or or bring charges?
 
The House of Representatives
15
Sole power to try he case after an officeholder is impeached.
 
The Senate
16
Who must give permission for new states to be admitted to the union?
 
Congress
17
Where do bills go if both houses of Congress want a bill to become law, but each has changed...
 
Senate Conference Committee
18
Who has the power to make laws?
 
Legislative branch
19
Where do all revenue bills originate/start?
 
House of Representatives -
20
What article explains the legislative branch, senator, and representatives?
 
Article I
21
Who hs to approve treaties negotiated by the President?
 
The Senate
22
Which article explains the Executive Branch?
 
Article 2
23
How long is the President and Vice President's term of office?
 
4 years
24
How old must the President be?
 
35 years of age
25
The president must be a _____________citizen.
 
natural born
26
How long must the President have lived in the United States?
 
14 years
27
Who elects the President?
 
The Electoral College
28
What is the President's power to refuse to sign a bill called?
 
VETO
29
Who is in line next if the President cannot fulfill his/her duties?
 
Vice President
30
Name the 3 branches of government?
 
Executive, Judicial and Legislative
31
What is the term of office for a Supreme Court judge?
 
Lifetime
32
Which Article describes the Judicial branch?
 
Article 3
33
The Judicial branch has the power to declare laws ______.
 
Unconstitutional
34
How many justices serve on the supreme court?
 
9
35
Are the qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice listed in the constitution?
 
NO
36
Who appoints members to the Supreme Court?
 
The President
37
After the President appoints members to the Supreme Court, who confirms the appointment?
 
The Senate
38
What is the supreme law of the land?
 
The United States Constitution
39
How many branches make up the United States government?
 
Three
40
What is the purpose of the preamble?
 
States the purpose of the Constitution.
41
The preamble begins...
 
We the people of the United states
42
What are the first 10 admendments of the constitution called?
 
The Bill of Rights
43
Where was the Constitutional Convention held?
 
Philidelphia, PA
44
Who presided over the Constitutional Convention?
 
George Washington
45
When was the Constitutional convention held?
 
1787
46
What was the goal of the Constitutional Convention?
 
To revise the articles of Confederation.
47
What are two ways to convict someone of treason?
 
Confession to the crime. Impeachment
48
How many admendments have been added to the constitution?
 
27
49
A bill attainder is a low passed by Congress that punishes you ___________.
 
without a trial
50
Hebeas cropus guarantees you the right to ________________
 
appear before a judge if you are arrested.
51
Seperation of powers explains...
 
how power is divided between the three brances of government.
52
Name three things the government could not do under the Article of Confederation?
 
1. tax 2. enforce laws 3. hold a federal court trial
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