Bill Of Rights & Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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Bill Of Rights & Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Practice questions for Ms. Chiang's 7th Grade Social Studies class. Please enter your full name & good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a change/addition to the US Constitution?
  • 2. 
    What is the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution?
  • 3. 
    Describe the amendment process in two steps.
  • 4. 
    Why is amending the Constitution a difficult process?
  • 5. 
    According to the Bill of Rights, what is the right to "bear arms"?
    • A. 

      To own and carry weapons

    • B. 

      To give soldiers housing

    • C. 

      To provide fair and speedy trial

    • D. 

      To be tried for the same crime twice

  • 6. 
    According to the Bill of Rights, what is "self incrimination"?
    • A. 

      The authority to censor

    • B. 

      To be a witness against oneself

    • C. 

      To own and carry weapons

    • D. 

      To take away items for no reason

  • 7. 
    Which amendment protect citizens against "unreasonable search & seizure"?
    • A. 

      Amendment #1

    • B. 

      Amendment #2

    • C. 

      Amendment #3

    • D. 

      Amendment #4

  • 8. 
    According to the Bill of Rights, what is a person's "right to counsel"?
    • A. 

      The right to own and carry weapons

    • B. 

      The right to be treated fairly under the law

    • C. 

      The right to be tried at the earliest possible date

    • D. 

      The right to be represented by a lawyer in court

  • 9. 
    Which Supreme Court case dealt with the principle of "separation of church and state"?
    • A. 

      Engel vs. Vitale

    • B. 

      Gideon vs. Wainwright

    • C. 

      Vernonia vs. Acton

    • D. 

      Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a category of American rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights
    • A. 

      Right to be protected from unfair actions of the government

    • B. 

      Right to have basic freedoms - speech, assembly, press, etc.

    • C. 

      Right to have equal treatment under the law - due process of law

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which idea in the Constitution require states to recognize or accept the laws, records and acts of other states?
    • A. 

      The Elastic Clause

    • B. 

      The Reciprocity Clause

    • C. 

      The Supremacy Clause

    • D. 

      The Jurisdiction Clause