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The Constitution & Bill Of Rights

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

For our 8th grade class at Bellamy Middle School, Chicopee, MA. Choose the BEST answer, not just the first one you see that seems to make sense. REMEMBER! Take this quiz and score a 90 or higher, and you will receive a HOMEWORK PASS (Bellamy Students Only, obviously)!. Be sure to put either your first name or nickname, PLUS your class name, or I can not credit you with the homework pass.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A "Preamble" is
    • A. 

      Another name for the Constitution.

    • B. 

      The conclusion to a document, summarizing what the document said.

    • C. 

      The introduction to a document, explaining why the document was written.

    • D. 

      A member of the U.S. Senate.

  • 2. 
    The Preamble to the United States Constitution begins with...
    • A. 

      Four score and seven years ago...

    • B. 

      We hold these truths to be self-evident...

    • C. 

      We the people in order to form a more perfect union...

    • D. 

      When in the course of human events...

  • 3. 
    The preamble to the U.S. Constitution basically says...
    • A. 

      We are going to create a new government that will improve things.

    • B. 

      We are going to create a new office, the Presidency.

    • C. 

      We are going to declare war on Britain.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    The Constitution...
    • A. 

      Has a Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      Has seven Articles.

    • C. 

      Has seventeen additional Amendments (plus the first ten).

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true about the U.S. Constitution?
    • A. 

      It was written in New York City.

    • B. 

      Over 100 delegates created it.

    • C. 

      It is no longer the rules of the United States.

    • D. 

      The first three articles explain the rules of the government.

  • 6. 
    The Amendment process is explained in...
    • A. 

      Article Five.

    • B. 

      Article One.

    • C. 

      First Amendment.

    • D. 

      Fifth Amendment.

  • 7. 
    The Bill of Rights...
    • A. 

      Are the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.

    • B. 

      Was added after the Constitution was written.

    • C. 

      Are rights guaranteed to every American citizen.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    The Constitution was written in...
    • A. 

      1776.

    • B. 

      1787.

    • C. 

      1791.

    • D. 

      1863.

  • 9. 
    The Constitution was ratified in...
    • A. 

      1776.

    • B. 

      1787.

    • C. 

      1791.

    • D. 

      1863.

  • 10. 
    The Five Freedoms are...
    • A. 

      Explained in the Preamble.

    • B. 

      Explained in the First Amendment.

    • C. 

      First discussed in the Declaration of Independence.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Freedoms?
    • A. 

      Freedom Of the Press.

    • B. 

      Freedom Of Religion.

    • C. 

      Freedom Of the People.

    • D. 

      Freedom of Petition.

  • 12. 
    Freedom of Speech is permitted EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      When a citizen criticizes the President.

    • B. 

      When a citizen criticizes Congress.

    • C. 

      When that speech is determined to be "un-American".

    • D. 

      When that speech can injure another.

  • 13. 
    Freedom of Religion means that...
    • A. 

      You must choose a religion, any religion.

    • B. 

      You may choose any religion, or no religion.

    • C. 

      The government will assign you a religion, but you may choose another one if you wish.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 14. 
    Freedom of the Press means...
    • A. 

      A newspaper may print whatever they want, but internet postings that are critical of the government can be shut down.

    • B. 

      As long as it is written, not spoken (like on radio or TV), the press may print whatever they want.

    • C. 

      Freedom of the Press applies to newspapers, TV, radio, internet-any media.

    • D. 

      It is legal for the media to criticize the government, but not the President.

  • 15. 
    Freedom of Petition means...
    • A. 

      You may contact the government to protest a law.

    • B. 

      You may contact the government with an idea for a law.

    • C. 

      You may create a signed petition to present to your state or to the federal government.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    The "Slide 37...right of the people to keep and bear arms..." is explained in...
    • A. 

      Second Amendment.

    • B. 

      Fourth Amendment.

    • C. 

      Fifth Amendment.

    • D. 

      Eighth Amendment.

  • 17. 
    The right to indictment by a Grand Jury is guaranteed by the...
    • A. 

      First Amendment.

    • B. 

      Fourth Amendment.

    • C. 

      Fifth Amendment.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 18. 
    The "Double Jeopardy" clause is found in...
    • A. 

      The Fifth Amendment.

    • B. 

      The Sixth Amendment.

    • C. 

      The Ninth Amendment.

    • D. 

      The Tenth Amendment.

  • 19. 
    Police are required to obtain a "search warrant" signed by a judge before searching a person, or a person's property, by the...
    • A. 

      Fourth Amendment.

    • B. 

      Fifth Amendment.

    • C. 

      Sixth Amendment.

    • D. 

      Seventh Amendment.

  • 20. 
    The Fifth Amendment clause that allows the government to take a person's home for the public good is known as...
    • A. 

      Freedom of Petition.

    • B. 

      Eminent Domain.

    • C. 

      Double Jeopardy.

    • D. 

      There is no such clause-it is un-American!