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The Constitution Test

22 Questions
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This is a 6th grade social studies Quiz about the Constitution.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who did member of the Democratic-Republican Party support?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 2. 
    What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Treat of Paris

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 3. 
    Under which President did Benjamin Branneker help design the nation's capital?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 4. 
    Which of these helps to keep one branch of the government from gaining more power than the other two branches?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • C. 

      The system of checks and balances

    • D. 

      The War of 1812

  • 5. 
    Which branch of government is responsible for carrying out the nation's laws?
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Judicial branch

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Under which president did the War of 1812 cause European nations to gain respect for the United States?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      James Monroe

  • 7. 
    Which president warned European nations not to interfere in the western hemisphere?
    • A. 

      James Monroe

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 8. 
    Which president bought Louisiana from France
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      James Monroe

  • 9. 
    Who was the president when the federal court system was established?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 10. 
    What view did Thomas Jefferson have on the role of the national government?
    • A. 

      Believed in the Federalists

    • B. 

      Supported a national bank

    • C. 

      Favored large businesses and industry

    • D. 

      Favored a weak national government

  • 11. 
    Who was the leader of the Federalists?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      James Monroe

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 12. 
    What is the main responsibility of Congress?
    • A. 

      Hire government officials

    • B. 

      Make the laws

    • C. 

      Control the armed forces

    • D. 

      Carry out the laws

  • 13. 
    Who drafted the Virginia Plan?
    • A. 

      James Monroe

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Benjamin Banneker

  • 14. 
    Which was not a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
    • A. 

      Weak national government

    • B. 

      No common currency (money)

    • C. 

      Each state got one vote regardless of size

    • D. 

      Make treaties and decide to go to war

  • 15. 
    How many Senators does each state have in Congress?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      It depends on how large or small the state is

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What are the two divisions of Congress?
    • A. 

      Senate and House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Senate and Supreme Court

    • C. 

      House of Representatives and Supreme Court

    • D. 

      President and Senate

  • 17. 
    Who was the president when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 18. 
    Where did Lewis and Clark explore?
    • A. 

      West of the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      East of the Mississippi River

    • C. 

      All the way to the Atlantic Ocean

    • D. 

      The continent of Europe

  • 19. 
    The Supreme Court is part of which branch of government?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Chose the right chronological order for war of 1812, the Louisiana purchase, political parties begin to form
    • A. 

      3,2,1

    • B. 

      1,2,3

    • C. 

      2,1,3

  • 21. 
    Chose the right chronological order for:Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris
    • A. 

      3,2,1

    • B. 

      1,3,2

    • C. 

      2,1,3

  • 22. 
    Who believed that people have natural rights to life, liberty and property?
    • A. 

      James Monroe

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      George Washington

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