How Well Do You Know Minnesota Laws?

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How Well Do You Know Minnesota Laws? - Quiz

Minnesota Statutes is a gathering of the general and lasting laws of the state, joining new laws, changes, or nullifications of old law. Take this quiz to find out some weird Minnesota laws.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Minnesota constitution was adopted in what year

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1876

    • C.

      1857

    • D.

      1957

    Correct Answer
    C. 1857
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1857. This is the year when the Minnesota constitution was adopted.

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  • 2. 

    Article 1 of the Minnesota constitution is titled

    • A.

      Bill of life

    • B.

      Bill of rights

    • C.

      Division of powers

    • D.

      Name and boundaries

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill of rights
    Explanation
    Article 1 of the Minnesota constitution is titled "Bill of Rights." This means that this particular article outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people in Minnesota. It serves as a legal protection for individuals, ensuring that their basic rights are recognized and upheld by the state. The inclusion of a "Bill of Rights" in a constitution is a common practice in many countries and states to safeguard the rights of citizens and establish a framework for governance.

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  • 3. 

    Minnesota law was reversed in what year

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1977

    • D.

      1883

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Minnesota law was reversed.

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  • 4. 

    The constitution contains how many articles in it

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    D. 14
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14. The question is asking about the number of articles in the constitution. The constitution is a legal document that outlines the fundamental principles and laws of a country. It typically consists of various articles that cover different aspects of governance, rights, and responsibilities. In this case, the constitution being referred to contains 14 articles.

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  • 5. 

    Article IV contains how many sections

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    Article IV contains 13 sections.

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  • 6. 

    Article VI is entitled 

    • A.

      Bill of rights

    • B.

      Executive department

    • C.

      Division of powers

    • D.

      Name and boundaries

    Correct Answer
    B. Executive department
    Explanation
    Article VI is not entitled "Executive department." The correct answer is "Bill of rights." This is because Article VI of the Constitution of the United States does not specifically pertain to the executive branch of government. Instead, it addresses the supremacy of the Constitution and federal laws over state laws, as well as the requirement for all government officials to take an oath to support the Constitution. The Bill of Rights, on the other hand, refers to the first ten amendments to the Constitution that guarantee individual rights and liberties.

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  • 7. 

    Article VII is entitled

    • A.

      Public highway system

    • B.

      Judiciary

    • C.

      Legislature

    • D.

      Executive

    Correct Answer
    A. Public highway system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Public highway system" because Article VII refers to a specific subject or topic in a legal document, such as a constitution. In this case, Article VII is specifically dedicated to the public highway system. This article likely contains provisions and regulations regarding the establishment, maintenance, and management of public roads and highways within the jurisdiction.

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  • 8. 

    Amendment to the constitution is Article

    • A.

      V

    • B.

      IX

    • C.

      XI

    • D.

      IV

    Correct Answer
    B. IX
    Explanation
    The correct answer is IX. This is because the amendment process is outlined in Article IX of the Constitution. This article specifies the procedures and requirements for proposing and ratifying amendments to the Constitution. It ensures that any changes made to the Constitution are done in a deliberate and careful manner, requiring the approval of both the federal government and the states.

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  • 9. 

    Amendment to Minnesota law takes how many percentage of votes to

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      60

    • C.

      70

    • D.

      80

    Correct Answer
    B. 60
    Explanation
    According to the given information, the amendment to Minnesota law requires 60% of votes to pass. This means that in order for the amendment to be approved and become law, it must receive a minimum of 60% of the total votes cast.

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  • 10. 

    For a constitutional convention question to go on the Minnesota ballot______of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota legislature must vote in favor

    • A.

      1/4

    • B.

      2/3

    • C.

      1/2

    • D.

      3/4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2/3
    Explanation
    In order for a constitutional convention question to go on the Minnesota ballot, 2/3 of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota legislature must vote in favor. This means that a significant majority of the legislators must agree to put the question on the ballot, indicating a strong consensus among the lawmakers. This requirement ensures that any decision to hold a constitutional convention is supported by a substantial portion of the legislative body, promoting stability and preventing frivolous or divisive conventions from being considered.

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