Amendments And Laws Of American Constitution! Trivia Quiz

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz has been made to make you aware of the American Constitution, amendments, rights, laws and policies. There is a list of basic questions which you may have read or heard during your School or College time. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many states had to vote in favor of the constitution in order to put it into effect?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      13

    • E. 

      8

  • 2. 
    Antifederalists opposed the constitution because they thought it endangered the independence of the…
    • A. 

      Judicial system

    • B. 

      Trade system

    • C. 

      Education system

    • D. 

      States

    • E. 

      Pioneers

  • 3. 
    By July 1788 all states had ratified the constitution except Rhode Island and:
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      North Carolina

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      Georgia

  • 4. 
    The federalists promised to add more government branches after the constitution was ratified.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The New Jersey Plan was Proposed by William Patterson.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    James Madison was nicknamed the "father of the constitution"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In a unitary system, all the legal power is held by the central government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In a federal system, the powers are divided between the citizens and the leaders.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Articles of Confederation gave the Confederation Congress all of the following powers EXCEPT the power to
    • A. 

      Declare war

    • B. 

      Raise armies

    • C. 

      Sign treaties.

    • D. 

      Impose taxes.

  • 10. 
    To win Massachusetts, the Federalists promised to support an amendment
    • A. 

      Allowing the states veto power over acts of Congress

    • B. 

      Naming George Washington as the first president

    • C. 

      Reserving for the federal government all powers not granted to the states

    • D. 

      Reserving for the states all powers not granted to the federal government

  • 11. 
    Article II of the Constitution deals with:
    • A. 

      Legislative Branch

    • B. 

      Executive Branch

    • C. 

      Amendments

    • D. 

      Judicial Branch

  • 12. 
    The notion that power lies within the people
  • 13. 
    The ____ Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
    • A. 

      Sixth

    • B. 

      Seventh

    • C. 

      Ninth

    • D. 

      Eighth

  • 14. 
    What majority of both houses of Congress does it take to propose an amendment?
    • A. 

      Four-fifths

    • B. 

      Three-fourths

    • C. 

      Two-thirds

    • D. 

      Three-fifths

  • 15. 
    What are the three branches outlined in the Constitution ?
    • A. 

      Preamble, articles, amendments

    • B. 

      Legislature, executive, judicial

    • C. 

      Congress, vice president, president

    • D. 

      Legislative, presidential, executive

  • 16. 
    Judicial Branch can…
    • A. 

      Settle disputes between States

    • B. 

      Enforce Laws

    • C. 

      Tax

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 17. 
    Concurrent Powers do not have the power to…
    • A. 

      Establish Courts

    • B. 

      Borrow Money

    • C. 

      Conduct foreign Affairs

    • D. 

      Collect Taxes

  • 18. 
    The phrase “We, the people...” reflects the principle of
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Popular sovereignty

  • 19. 
    What is the highest authority in the nation?
  • 20. 
    _____ is the study of the rights and duties of citizens.
    • A. 

      Civics

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Patriotism

    • D. 

      Community Service

  • 21. 
    A sentence of life imprisonment for stealing a loaf of bread is an example of
    • A. 

      Eminent domain

    • B. 

      Cruel and unusual punishment

    • C. 

      Due process

    • D. 

      Double jeopardy