Constitution Test 1 Practice

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  • 1. 
    What document broke our ties with mother England?
    • A. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence


  • 2. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine


  • 3. 
    What branch makes the law?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial


  • 4. 
    What branch enforces the law?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial


  • 5. 
    What branch interprets the law?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial


  • 6. 
    If a flag becomes torn or tattered, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Burn it and bury it

    • B. 

      Lower it to half mast

    • C. 

      Take it down

    • D. 

      Fly it upside down


  • 7. 
    What plan at the Philadelphia Convention favored the large states b/c it wanted representation based on population?
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Connecticut Compromise (Great Compromise)


  • 8. 
    What problem did the Great Compromise settle?
    • A. 

      Taxation

    • B. 

      Representation

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Trade


  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      It was a confederacy, so powered lied at the state level.

    • B. 

      It only had one branch of government; a legislative branch. No executives or courts.

    • C. 

      It was a very strong government that heavily taxed the people.

    • D. 

      It was replaced by a stronger Constitution.


  • 10. 
    What fraction of Congress does it take to override a veto of President?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      2/3


  • 11. 
    What fraction of Congress does it take to "propose an amendment"? (Step 1 of the amendment process)
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1/3


  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the House and Senate?
    • A. 

      The House approves treaties of the President.

    • B. 

      The Senate approves appointments made by the President.

    • C. 

      The House starts all revenue or spending bills.

    • D. 

      If the President and Vice President were to both die, the Speaker of the House would take over.


  • 13. 
    How many total amendments are there to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      36

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      21


  • 14. 
    What amendments make up the Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      The first 5

    • B. 

      The first 10

    • C. 

      The first 15

    • D. 

      The first 2


  • 15. 
    How many terms can the President serve according to the 22nd amendment?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      1


  • 16. 
    What level of government does the Bill of Rights apply to?
    • A. 

      Local government

    • B. 

      State government

    • C. 

      National government

    • D. 

      All 3 levels of government


  • 17. 
    What amendment gave women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      24th

    • D. 

      26th


  • 18. 
    Giving aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Logrolling

    • C. 

      Treason

    • D. 

      Habeas corpus


  • 19. 
    True or False??? Habeas Corpus prevents people from being kept in jail indefinitely.  It is a court order to see the judge which allows you to have a trial. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a check the President has on Congress?
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Call a special session

    • C. 

      Judicial review


  • 21. 
    Due process rights include all of the following except...
    • A. 

      Right to a second trial

    • B. 

      Right to an attorney

    • C. 

      Right to a fair and speedy trial

    • D. 

      Freedom from self incrimination (remain silent)


  • 22. 
    Dividing power between the states and the national government is called....
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Impeachment

    • E. 

      Treason


  • 23. 
    Giving each branch some degree of oversight of the other branches is called ________.
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Confederacy


  • 24. 
    Why did the framers originally meet in Philadelphia in 1787?
    • A. 

      To praise the Articles of confederation

    • B. 

      To amend the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      To declare our independence

    • D. 

      To write a whole new constituiton


  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT in the Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      18 year olds right to vote

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      Right to bear arms

    • D. 

      Freedom from illegal searches and seizure


  • 26. 
    Which of the following is NOT in the preamble of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Form a more perfect union

    • B. 

      Establish justice

    • C. 

      Ensure domestic tranquility

    • D. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • E. 

      Limit states' rights


  • 27. 
    Which of the following is NOT a power/responsibility of the president?
    • A. 

      Declare war

    • B. 

      Be commander in chief

    • C. 

      Prepare a budget for Congress to review

    • D. 

      Call Congress into special sessions

    • E. 

      Pardon individuals for their crimes


  • 28. 
    According to the _____________ clause, states must recognize the legal documents of other states. 
    • A. 

      Full faith and credit

    • B. 

      Privileges and immunities

    • C. 

      Extradtion

    • D. 

      Supremacy


  • 29. 
    When state and national law conflict, who is Supreme?
    • A. 

      State govt.

    • B. 

      National govt.


  • 30. 
    Which of the following is NOT a power of Congress?
    • A. 

      Grants patents/copyrights

    • B. 

      Raise the army and navy/declare war

    • C. 

      Post office

    • D. 

      Judicial review

    • E. 

      Handle bankruptcy


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