U.S. Constitution

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United States Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

I am creating a test on the U. S. Constitution for eighth-grade students who must pass it in order to be promoted to high school. This is being done in conjunction with project-based learning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name two of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Robert Livingston

    • C. 

      Robert Sherman

    • D. 

      John Adams

    • E. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 2. 
    When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
    • A. 

      July 4, 1787

    • B. 

      July 4, 1767

    • C. 

      July 4, 1776

  • 3. 
    Fifty-five delegates met in 1787 to write a document. What was this meeting called?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      Second Continental Congress

  • 4. 
    What document were these men creating?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Illinois state laws

    • C. 

      U.S. Constitution

  • 5. 
    Who was known as the "Father of the Constitution" because he contributed more to the writing than any other delegate?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Robert Livingston

  • 6. 
    What is another name for the fifty-five delegates at the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      U.S. Senate

    • B. 

      Framers of the Constitution

    • C. 

      Supreme Court Justices

  • 7. 
    The delegates at the convention dealt with some very powerful ideas about our government. One of them was what?
    • A. 

      Who the next president would be

    • B. 

      The system of checks and balances

    • C. 

      How to celebrate Independence Day

  • 8. 
    What is democracy?
    • A. 

      Government by the people

    • B. 

      A country ruled by one person who makes all the laws

    • C. 

      A divided country

  • 9. 
    Which branch of government is headed by the president?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

  • 10. 
    Which branch of government makes our country's laws?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

  • 11. 
    Which branch of government makes sure that our laws are interpreted according to our constitution?
    • A. 

      Legislative

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Executive

  • 12. 
    What body of people heads the judicial branch of government?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Senate

  • 13. 
    How many justices sit on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

  • 14. 
    What term refers to the right of every citizen to be protected from unlawful and or abusive actions by the government?
    • A. 

      Due process

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      State laws

  • 15. 
    The presidential system of government is also known as what else?
    • A. 

      Executive system

    • B. 

      Democratic system

    • C. 

      Shared powers

  • 16. 
    What do the stars stand for?
    • A. 

      Number of states

    • B. 

      Number of laws

    • C. 

      Number of Bill of Rights

  • 17. 
    How many stripes are on the American flag?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      16

  • 18. 
    What do the stripes on the flag stand for?
    • A. 

      Number of presidents we've had

    • B. 

      Number of states

    • C. 

      Number of original colonies

  • 19. 
    Which of these is not seen as an important symbol of the United States?
    • A. 

      Pledge of Allegiance

    • B. 

      Bald eagle

    • C. 

      Our school system

  • 20. 
    What two houses make up Congress?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      The Senate

  • 21. 
    How many years is a presidential term?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

  • 22. 
    How many terms can a president serve?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

  • 23. 
    If the President of the United States is unable to complete his term, who is next in line for his position?
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Vice President

  • 24. 
    What is the capital of the United States?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Washington, DC