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Chapter 2 (the Constitutional Framework) P.33-61 - For Test 1

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Quiz over Chapter 2 , The Constitutional Framwork pp 33 -61

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  • 1. 
    In 1998 the Supreme court upheld the principle of affirmative action
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Who wrote Common Sense ?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Richard Lee

    • D. 

      Jacob Graff, jr.

  • 3. 
    The pamphlet "Common Sense" attacked what Britsh monarch (p.35)
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • C. 

      George III

    • D. 

      Henry the IV

  • 4. 
    Who introduced a resoloution declaring that the colonies "are, and of right out to be, free and independent States" p. 35
    • A. 

      Elbridge Gerry

    • B. 

      Dr. Benjamin Rush

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      Richard Henry Lee

  • 5. 
    The Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on ______
    • A. 

      Sept 1

    • B. 

      July 4th

    • C. 

      March 25

    • D. 

      May 26

  • 6. 
    Jefferson's draft of the Delaration of Independence orginally included an attack on slavery ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    ___________ is the belief that all people possess certain basic rights that may not be adbridged by government.
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Natural rights

    • C. 

      Eminent domain

    • D. 

      Judicial Review

  • 8. 
    The group of English Puritans who had separated from the Church of England where known as the _________________.
    • A. 

      Continental Congress

    • B. 

      Confederation

    • C. 

      Delegates

    • D. 

      Pilgrims

  • 9. 
    The Declaration of Independence was written in ___________
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1775

    • C. 

      1780

    • D. 

      1810

  • 10. 
    The Bill of Rights where added to the Constitution in __________
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1791

    • D. 

      1810

  • 11. 
    Who issued the Magna Carta in 1215?
    • A. 

      King John

    • B. 

      King William III

    • C. 

      George III

    • D. 

      Henry IV

  • 12. 
    What yeat did the Puritans land at Plymouth ?
    • A. 

      1630

    • B. 

      1714

    • C. 

      1510

    • D. 

      1620

  • 13. 
    Before the Consitiution was framed, a weak central government has been established under the Articles of Confederation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Through 2006, the Constitution had been amended over 55 times 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The _________ &  __________ provide the basic framework of American government.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Federal System

    • D. 

      Articles of Confederation

  • 16. 
    Constitutional powers and functions of government are shared by the national government and the states are known a (as) ____________.
    • A. 

      Supremacy clause

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Great compromise

  • 17. 
    The Great Compromise is also known as the _____________.
    • A. 

      Virgina Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Articles of Conferderation

    • D. 

      Connecticut Compromise

  • 18. 
    A group of indepdent states or nations that come together for a common purpose and whose central authority is usually limited to defense and foreign relations is known an (a) _______
    • A. 

      Condeferation

    • B. 

      Convention

    • C. 

      Delegates

    • D. 

      National government

  • 19. 
    What are the branches of national goverenment
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Federal

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Legislative

    • E. 

      Judicial

  • 20. 
    _________ declares that the laws passed by Congress " shall be the supreme Law of the Land"
    • A. 

      Article VI

    • B. 

      Article V

    • C. 

      Article III

    • D. 

      Article VII

  • 21. 
    Supremacy clause means that federal laws are supreme over any conflicting state laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The Legislative branch of the government consist of _________ & ____________
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      House

  • 23. 
    Which amendment was the only one to be ratified by state conventions?
    • A. 

      Amendment 1

    • B. 

      Amendment 21

    • C. 

      Amendment 23

    • D. 

      Amendment 27

  • 24. 
    Which amendment was purposed and ratified after President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a 4th term in 1944?
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      22

    • D. 

      25

  • 25. 
    Which amendment was purposed and ratified after President Dwight Eisenhouser had a heart attack and the murder of JFK?  
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      27

  • 26. 
    What year was the ERA proposed?
    • A. 

      1972

    • B. 

      1973

    • C. 

      1872

    • D. 

      1983

  • 27. 
    How many men signed the Constitution?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      42

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      39

  • 28. 
    The Watergate and Iran-contra scandals in the 1970 and 1980s targeted two presidents for impeachment.  They are:
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter

    • B. 

      Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      JF Kennedy and George Bush

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson and Bill Clinton

  • 29. 
    The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Constitution is housed in:
    • A. 

      Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Washington, DC

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Vermont

  • 30. 
    The U.S. was the first nation to have a written Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    When did the Constitution go into effect?
    • A. 

      June 6, 1788

    • B. 

      June 21, 1788

    • C. 

      July 21, 1788

    • D. 

      August 21, 1788

  • 32. 
    How many states were needed to ratify the Constitution in 1787?
    • A. 

      6 states

    • B. 

      7 states

    • C. 

      9 states

    • D. 

      10 states

  • 33. 
    Which state sealed the deal on the ratification of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      New Hampshire

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      South Carolina

  • 34. 
    Which three states had unanimous voting for the ratification of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      NC, SC, GA

    • B. 

      Del, NJ, GA

    • C. 

      Del, SC, NH

    • D. 

      VA, Del, NJ

  • 35. 
    Rhode Island and Connecticut are:
    • A. 

      Proprietary colonies

    • B. 

      Royal colonies

    • C. 

      Charter colonies

    • D. 

      Judicial colonies

  • 36. 
    All colonies had written charters that set forth their form of government and the rights of citizens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The provisions of the Constitution that divide power among the three branches of government is:
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Common law

  • 38. 
    For the framers of the Constitution, the word “democracy” generally had a favorable affirmative meaning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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