1965 Alabama Literacy Test Trivia

35 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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United States Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

Take this quiz to see whether you would have been able to votebefore 1965, if you were not white. Some questions have been modified for this electronic format.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     "Involuntary servitude" is permitted in the U.S. upon conviction of a crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in:
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court

    • B. 

      The Capitol

    • C. 

      The Local Court House

  • 3. 
    Congress passes laws regulating cases which are included in those over which the U.S. Supreme Court has _______ jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      Full

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Co-appellate

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Right of the U.S Constitution.
    • A. 

      Trail by Jury

    • B. 

      Voting

    • C. 

      Education

  • 5. 
    The Legislatures of the states decide how presidential electors may be chosen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If it were proposed to join Alabama and Mississippi to form one state, what groups would have to vote approval in order for this to be done? 
    • A. 

      Congress, and the legislature of both states.

    • B. 

      Congress alone.

    • C. 

      The legislature of both states.

  • 7. 
    The Vice President presides over:
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The Senate

  • 8. 
    The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to 
    • A. 

      One (1) Square Mile

    • B. 

      Ten(10) Square Miles

    • C. 

      Unlimited

  • 9. 
    The only laws which can be passed to apply to an area in a federal arsenal are those passed by __________ provided consent for the purchase of the land is given by the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Congress, state legislatures

    • B. 

      State legislatures, Congress

    • C. 

      Neither of the above

  • 10. 
    In which document or writing is the "Bill of Rights" found?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Writ of Habeous Corpus

  • 11. 
    Of which branch of government is a Supreme Court justice a part?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 12. 
    If no person receives a majority of the electoral votes, the Vice President is chosen by the Senate. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Name two things which the states are forbidden to do by the U.S. Constitution.
    • A. 

      Coin Money & Make Treaties

    • B. 

      Make local laws and Coin Money

    • C. 

      Make Treaties and local laws

  • 14. 
    If election of the President becomes the duty of the U.S. House of Representatives and it fails to act, who becomes President and when? 
    • A. 

      First Lady, when she wants to

    • B. 

      Vice President, when the House acts

    • C. 

      Speaker of the House, until the next term was supposed to start

  • 15. 
    How many votes must a person receive in order to become President if the election is decided by the U.S. House of Representatives? 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      26

  • 16. 
    How many states were required to approve the original Constitution in order for it to be in effect? 
    • A. 

      26

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      9

  • 17. 
    Which offense, if you are convicted of it, disqualifies you from voting:
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Petty Larceny

    • C. 

      Manufacturing Whiskey

  • 18. 
    The Congress decides in what manner states elect presidential electors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Two purposes of the U.S. Constitution are: 
    • A. 

      To form a perfect union and to establish justice

    • B. 

      To establish Justice and regulate commerce

    • C. 

      Regulate Commerce and form a perfect union

  • 20. 
    Congress is composed of: ( Choose Two)
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

  • 21. 
    All legislative powers granted in the U.S. Constitution may legally be used only by:
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

  • 22. 
    The population census is required to be made every _____ years.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      10

  • 23. 
    Impeachments of U.S. officials are tried by:
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The Senate

  • 24. 
    If an effort to impeach the President of the U.S. is made, who presides at the trial? 
    • A. 

      The Vice President

    • B. 

      The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The Speaker of the House

  • 25. 
    On the impeachment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., who tries the case?
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court