8th Grade Quiz: Trivia On Constitution! Test

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The constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It represents a doctrine proclaiming the separation of powers. The federal administration is separated into three branches. These include legislative, executive, and judicial. If you are interested in learning more about the constitution, you should complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain the provisions of the 1st Amendment.

    • A.

      Prohibits the Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press.

    • B.

      Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition.

    • C.

      Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, and Petition.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Prohibits the Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press.
    B. Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition.
    C. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, and Petition.
    Explanation
    The 1st Amendment of the US Constitution prohibits Congress from making laws that establish a religion or interfere with the free exercise of religion. It also protects the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. This means that individuals have the right to practice any religion or no religion at all, express their opinions freely, publish and disseminate information without censorship, gather peacefully, and voice their concerns to the government.

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  • 2. 

    Explain the provisions of the 2nd Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Provides for a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    Right to keep and bear arms
    Explanation
    The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right of individuals to own and carry firearms. It states that a well-regulated militia is necessary for the security of a free state, and therefore the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This means that individuals have the right to possess and use firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes, and the government cannot impose significant restrictions or limitations on this right.

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  • 3. 

    Describe the provisions of the 3rd Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    Conditions for quartering of soldiers in time of peace and war
    Explanation
    The 3rd Amendment of the Constitution prohibits the quartering of soldiers in private homes during times of peace without the consent of the owner. It also states that during times of war, soldiers can only be quartered in a manner that is prescribed by law. This provision was included to protect the privacy and property rights of individuals, ensuring that the government cannot force citizens to house soldiers against their will.

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  • 4. 

    Explain the provisions of the 4th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Protection from unlawful search and seizure without an affirmed warrant of probable cause and specific description of what and where the search is to take place.
    Regulations regarding search and seizure
    Explanation
    The 4th Amendment provides protection against unlawful search and seizure by requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant based on probable cause and with a specific description of what and where the search is going to take place. This means that individuals have the right to privacy in their belongings, homes, and personal spaces, and that the government cannot conduct searches or seizures without a valid reason and proper authorization. The amendment also establishes regulations for how searches and seizures should be conducted, ensuring that they are reasonable and in accordance with the law.

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  • 5. 

    Explain the provisions of the 5th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Provisons concerning prosecution
    Explanation
    The 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution includes several provisions concerning prosecution. One of these provisions is the protection against double jeopardy, which means that a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime. Another provision is the right to remain silent, also known as the privilege against self-incrimination, which allows individuals to refuse to answer questions that may incriminate them. Additionally, the 5th Amendment guarantees the right to due process, which ensures that individuals are treated fairly and have their rights protected during legal proceedings.

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  • 6. 

    Explain the provisions of the 6th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
    Speedy and public trial, impartial jury of peers, confronted by witnesses in person and assistance of counsel.
    Explanation
    The 6th Amendment guarantees several rights to individuals accused of a crime. These rights include the right to a speedy and public trial, meaning that the trial should be conducted promptly and in open court. The accused also has the right to be judged by an impartial jury of their peers, ensuring fairness in the trial process. Additionally, the accused has the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, allowing them to understand the charges against them. They also have the right to confront the witnesses against them, meaning they can cross-examine and challenge the credibility of those testifying. The accused also has the right to obtain witnesses in their favor through compulsory process, ensuring they can present evidence in their defense. Lastly, they have the right to have the assistance of counsel, meaning they can have a lawyer represent them throughout the legal proceedings.

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  • 7. 

    Explain the provisions of the 7th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Right to a jury trial
    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
    Explanation
    The 7th Amendment guarantees the right to a jury trial in civil cases where the value in dispute is more than twenty dollars. It ensures that this right is protected and that no fact determined by a jury can be reexamined in any other court, except in accordance with the rules of common law.

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  • 8. 

    Explain the provisions of the 8th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
    Excessive bail, cruel punishment
    Explanation
    The 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the imposition of excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments. This means that individuals cannot be held in jail with unreasonably high bail amounts, fines cannot be imposed in an excessive or disproportionate manner, and punishments cannot be cruel or unusual. The amendment serves to protect individuals from unfair and excessive punishment by the government.

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  • 9. 

    Explain the provisions of the 9th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    Rule of construction of Constitution
    Explanation
    The 9th Amendment states that just because certain rights are listed in the Constitution, it does not mean that other rights not specifically mentioned are denied or less important. This amendment ensures that the rights of the people are not limited to only those that are explicitly stated in the Constitution. It recognizes that individuals have inherent rights that are not necessarily listed, and that these rights should still be protected and respected. This amendment acts as a rule of construction for interpreting the Constitution and ensures that the rights of the people are not overlooked or disregarded.

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  • 10. 

    Explain the provisions of the 10th Amendment.

    Correct Answer(s)
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
    Rights of the States under Constitution
    Explanation
    The 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution states that any powers not specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution, or prohibited by it to the states, are reserved for the states or the people. This means that the federal government only has the powers that are explicitly granted to it by the Constitution, and all other powers are left to the states or the people. This amendment serves as a protection of states' rights and limits the power of the federal government.

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  • 11. 

    Recite in writing the Preamble of the Constitution.

    Correct Answer(s)
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
    Explanation
    The answer provided is the correct recitation of the Preamble of the Constitution. It outlines the purpose and goals of the Constitution, which include forming a more perfect union, establishing justice, ensuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty for the people of the United States and future generations.

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  • 12. 

    What is the Bill of Rights?

    Correct Answer(s)
    The first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution
    Implied Personal Rights & Due Process of Law
    Explanation
    The Bill of Rights refers to the first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution. These amendments outline and protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to bear arms. They also establish principles of due process of law, ensuring that individuals are treated fairly and have access to a fair trial. The Bill of Rights is an important part of the US Constitution, guaranteeing the rights and liberties of American citizens.

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  • 13. 

    What is an unwritten law?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A law based on customary behavior.
    Explanation
    An unwritten law refers to a legal principle or rule that is not formally documented or written down, but is instead based on customary behavior. It is a legal norm that has developed and been accepted by a society over time, becoming a standard practice or expectation. Unwritten laws are often derived from traditions, cultural practices, or long-standing customs that have been consistently followed and recognized as binding within a community. These laws may not be explicitly stated in statutes or legal codes, but they still hold significant influence and are considered valid and enforceable.

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  • 14. 

    Name two things necessary to any good government.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Laws and Representation
    Laws and Officials
    Explanation
    A good government requires laws to establish a framework for governance and ensure order and justice in society. Laws provide guidelines for behavior, protect individual rights, and promote the common good. Additionally, representation is crucial in a good government as it allows citizens to have a voice and participate in decision-making processes. Representation ensures that diverse perspectives and interests are taken into account, fostering inclusivity and accountability. Officials, on the other hand, are responsible for implementing and enforcing laws, ensuring their proper execution and upholding the principles of good governance.

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  • 15. 

    The "plan" for government in the United States.

    • A.

      Is determined by the will of a majority of the people.

    • B.

      The Constitution of the United States

    • C.

      Is debated and stays balanced between the house of Representatives and the Senate

    • D.

      The Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    B. The Constitution of the United States
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Constitution of the United States." The Constitution serves as the plan for the government in the United States. It outlines the structure of the government, defines the powers and responsibilities of each branch, and establishes the rights and freedoms of the people. It is a foundational document that guides the functioning of the government and ensures a system of checks and balances between the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Constitution is not determined by the will of a majority of the people, as stated in the other options, but rather it is a set of principles and laws that govern the country.

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  • 16. 

    What is a constitutional law?

    Correct Answer
    A law that is in compliance with the constitution
    Explanation
    A constitutional law refers to a legal provision or regulation that is in accordance with the constitution of a country. It means that the law is consistent with the principles, rights, and framework established by the constitution. Constitutional laws are essential to ensure that the government's actions and policies align with the fundamental values and rights enshrined in the constitution. These laws serve as a safeguard to prevent any violation of constitutional rights and maintain the balance of power between the government and its citizens.

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  • 17. 

    How can a law be declared unconstitutional?

    Correct Answer
    A judgement by the Supreme Court
    Explanation
    A law can be declared unconstitutional through a judgement by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has the authority to review laws and determine if they violate the Constitution. If the Court finds that a law is inconsistent with the Constitution, it can declare it unconstitutional and therefore invalid. This decision sets a precedent and establishes that the law cannot be enforced. The Supreme Court's role in interpreting the Constitution and ensuring the legality of laws is a fundamental aspect of the American legal system.

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  • 18. 

    A president appoints a cabinet for what purpose?

    Correct Answer
    To provide him with expert counsel in different fields.
    Explanation
    The purpose of a president appointing a cabinet is to have a group of individuals who can offer expert advice and guidance in various areas. The cabinet members are typically chosen based on their expertise and experience in specific fields, such as finance, defense, or education. By having a diverse cabinet, the president can benefit from a range of perspectives and knowledge, enabling them to make well-informed decisions on important matters.

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