American Government Quiz

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American Government Quizzes & Trivia

American govt. And it says that this quiz description is too short so im just gonna type stuffs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is the power to punish crimes an expressed, implied, or inherent power?
    • A. 

      Expressed

    • B. 

      Implied

    • C. 

      Inherent

  • 2. 
    What type of grant is federal money granted to a state for a specific purpose?
    • A. 

      Grant-in-aid

    • B. 

      Revenue sharing

    • C. 

      Categorical grant

    • D. 

      Project grant

    • E. 

      Block grant

  • 3. 
    What is an interstate compact?
    • A. 

      The legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to that state

    • B. 

      A congressional act directing a territory that wants to become a state to frame a proposed state constitution

    • C. 

      A congressional law that agrees to grant statehood

    • D. 

      When a state makes an agreement between itself and foreign states

  • 4. 
    Which amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      VI

    • E. 

      VIII

  • 5. 
    Which amendment gives you the right to a speedy public trial, an attorney, and the right to face accusers?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      IV

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      VI

    • E. 

      VIII

  • 6. 
    Amendment VIII says what?
    • A. 

      You don't have to house soldiers

    • B. 

      You have the right to a jury trial in civil suits

    • C. 

      You are protected from excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment

    • D. 

      There are certain rights that go to the states

  • 7. 
    Who is responsible for amending the constitution?
    • A. 

      Congress and the States

    • B. 

      Congress and the President

    • C. 

      People and the States

    • D. 

      States

    • E. 

      Congress

  • 8. 
    How many amendments have been made to the constitution?
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      18

    • E. 

      36

  • 9. 
    Are amendments permanent changes to the constitution?
    • A. 

      Yes, unless another amendment is made appealing that one

    • B. 

      Yes, always no matter what

    • C. 

      No, even if another amendment is made appealing an amendment

    • D. 

      No, anyone can help change them

  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms describes when a government can only do the things the people give it power to do?
    • A. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • B. 

      Limited government

    • C. 

      Judicial review

  • 11. 
    Which of the following steps is involved in the first method of amending the constitution?
    • A. 

      Amendment is ratified by conventions

    • B. 

      The amendment is ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures

    • C. 

      The amendment is proposed by a national convention