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The Constitution can be defined as a set of fundamental laws or ethics for a country that delineates the rights and duties of its citizens. The United States safeguard every individual's freedom and its fundamental principles. Whereas, Bill of Rights offers civil rights and liberties to the individual like freedom of speech, press and religion. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge and make you aware of the amendments and laws of the United States. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A "Preamble" is

    • A.

      Another name for the Constitution.

    • B.

      The conclusion to a document, summarizing what the document said.

    • C.

      The introduction to a document, explaining why the document was written.

    • D.

      A member of the U.S. Senate.

    Correct Answer
    C. The introduction to a document, explaining why the document was written.
    Explanation
    A "Preamble" is the introductory part of a document that explains the purpose or reason for the document's existence. It provides an overview of the document's content and sets the context for the information that follows. It is not another name for the Constitution, the conclusion of a document, or a member of the U.S. Senate.

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  • 2. 

    The Preamble to the United States Constitution begins with...

    • A.

      Four score and seven years ago...

    • B.

      We hold these truths to be self-evident...

    • C.

      We the people in order to form a more perfect union...

    • D.

      When in the course of human events...

    Correct Answer
    C. We the people in order to form a more perfect union...
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We the people in order to form a more perfect union..." because the Preamble to the United States Constitution starts with this phrase. The Preamble outlines the goals and purposes of the Constitution, and it emphasizes the importance of the people coming together to create a stronger and more unified nation.

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  • 3. 

    The preamble to the U.S. Constitution basically says...

    • A.

      We are going to create a new government that will improve things.

    • B.

      We are going to create a new office, the Presidency.

    • C.

      We are going to declare war on Britain.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. We are going to create a new government that will improve things.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We are going to create a new government that will improve things." The preamble to the U.S. Constitution outlines the purpose and goals of the new government being established. It emphasizes the desire to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. This indicates the intention to create a government that will improve the conditions and well-being of the people.

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  • 4. 

    The Constitution...

    • A.

      Has a Bill of Rights.

    • B.

      Has seven Articles.

    • C.

      Has seventeen additional Amendments (plus the first ten).

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." The Constitution of a country typically includes a Bill of Rights, which outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens. It also consists of several articles that outline the structure and powers of the government. Additionally, the Constitution can be amended over time, and in the case of the United States, there have been seventeen additional amendments in addition to the first ten, known as the Bill of Rights. Therefore, all of the given statements are correct.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is true about the U.S. Constitution?

    • A.

      It was written in New York City.

    • B.

      Over 100 delegates created it.

    • C.

      It is no longer the rules of the United States.

    • D.

      The first three articles explain the rules of the government.

    Correct Answer
    D. The first three articles explain the rules of the government.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the first three articles explain the rules of the government. This means that the U.S. Constitution contains specific information and guidelines regarding the structure and powers of the government. The first three articles outline the three branches of the government - the legislative, executive, and judicial branches - and detail their respective powers and responsibilities. This information is crucial for understanding how the U.S. government operates and functions.

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  • 6. 

    The Amendment process is explained in...

    • A.

      Article Five.

    • B.

      Article One.

    • C.

      First Amendment.

    • D.

      Fifth Amendment.

    Correct Answer
    A. Article Five.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Article Five. Article Five of the United States Constitution explains the process of amending the Constitution. It outlines the two methods by which an amendment can be proposed and the two methods by which it can be ratified. This article is crucial in understanding how the Constitution can be modified to adapt to changing times and needs.

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  • 7. 

    The Bill of Rights...

    • A.

      Are the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.

    • B.

      Was added after the Constitution was written.

    • C.

      Are rights guaranteed to every American citizen.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This is because the Bill of Rights refers to the first ten Amendments to the Constitution, which were added after the Constitution was written. These Amendments outline the rights and freedoms that are guaranteed to every American citizen. Therefore, all three statements are true.

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  • 8. 

    The Constitution was written in...

    • A.

      1776.

    • B.

      1787.

    • C.

      1791.

    • D.

      1863.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1787.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1787. The Constitution was written in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. This event brought together delegates from the 13 original states to draft a new framework for the United States government. The Constitution was then ratified by the states and became the supreme law of the land in 1789.

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  • 9. 

    The Constitution was ratified in...

    • A.

      1776.

    • B.

      1787.

    • C.

      1791.

    • D.

      1863.

    Correct Answer
    C. 1791.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1791 because this is the year when the Constitution of the United States was ratified. The Constitution was drafted in 1787, but it required ratification by at least nine of the thirteen states before it could become law. This process took a few years, and it was not until 1791 that the necessary number of states had ratified the Constitution, leading to its official adoption.

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  • 10. 

    The Five Freedoms are...

    • A.

      Explained in the Preamble.

    • B.

      Explained in the First Amendment.

    • C.

      First discussed in the Declaration of Independence.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Explained in the First Amendment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Explained in the First Amendment" because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees five fundamental freedoms: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully assemble, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. These freedoms are explicitly outlined and protected in the First Amendment, making it the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Freedoms?

    • A.

      Freedom Of the Press.

    • B.

      Freedom Of Religion.

    • C.

      Freedom Of the People.

    • D.

      Freedom of Petition.

    Correct Answer
    C. Freedom Of the People.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Freedom Of the People." The Five Freedoms refer to the fundamental rights and liberties that individuals possess. These include Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. However, "Freedom Of the People" is not one of the recognized Five Freedoms.

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  • 12. 

    Freedom of Speech is permitted EXCEPT...

    • A.

      When a citizen criticizes the President.

    • B.

      When a citizen criticizes Congress.

    • C.

      When that speech is determined to be "un-American".

    • D.

      When that speech can injure another.

    Correct Answer
    D. When that speech can injure another.
    Explanation
    Freedom of speech is a fundamental right that allows individuals to express their opinions and ideas without censorship or punishment from the government. However, this right is not absolute. One limitation is when speech can cause harm or injury to others. This means that if someone's speech poses a direct threat or incites violence towards another person, it is not protected under freedom of speech. This limitation is in place to balance the right to free expression with the need to protect individuals from harm or danger.

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  • 13. 

    Freedom of Religion means that...

    • A.

      You must choose a religion, any religion.

    • B.

      You may choose any religion, or no religion.

    • C.

      The government will assign you a religion, but you may choose another one if you wish.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. You may choose any religion, or no religion.
    Explanation
    Freedom of Religion means that individuals have the right to choose any religion they want to follow, or they can choose not to follow any religion at all. This principle ensures that people have the freedom to practice their own beliefs without interference or coercion from the government or any other authority. It allows individuals to have autonomy and make their own decisions regarding their religious beliefs and practices.

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  • 14. 

    Freedom of the Press means...

    • A.

      A newspaper may print whatever they want, but internet postings that are critical of the government can be shut down.

    • B.

      As long as it is written, not spoken (like on radio or TV), the press may print whatever they want.

    • C.

      Freedom of the Press applies to newspapers, TV, radio, internet-any media.

    • D.

      It is legal for the media to criticize the government, but not the President.

    Correct Answer
    C. Freedom of the Press applies to newspapers, TV, radio, internet-any media.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Freedom of the Press applies to newspapers, TV, radio, internet-any media." This answer accurately reflects the concept of freedom of the press, which is the right to publish and distribute information through various forms of media without government censorship or interference. It emphasizes that this freedom applies to all types of media, including newspapers, television, radio, and the internet.

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  • 15. 

    Freedom of Petition means...

    • A.

      You may contact the government to protest a law.

    • B.

      You may contact the government with an idea for a law.

    • C.

      You may create a signed petition to present to your state or to the federal government.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Freedom of Petition means that individuals have the right to contact the government to protest a law, suggest an idea for a law, or create a signed petition to present to the government. This right allows citizens to express their grievances, propose changes, and have their voices heard by the government at both the state and federal levels.

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  • 16. 

    The " ...right of the people to keep and bear arms..." is explained in...

    • A.

      Second Amendment.

    • B.

      Fourth Amendment.

    • C.

      Fifth Amendment.

    • D.

      Eighth Amendment.

    Correct Answer
    A. Second Amendment.
    Explanation
    The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms. This means that individuals have the right to own and possess firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes. The other amendments listed (Fourth, Fifth, Eighth) do not specifically address the right to bear arms.

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  • 17. 

    The right to indictment by a Grand Jury is guaranteed by the...

    • A.

      First Amendment.

    • B.

      Fourth Amendment.

    • C.

      Fifth Amendment.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fifth Amendment.
    Explanation
    The Fifth Amendment guarantees the right to indictment by a Grand Jury. This means that before a person can be charged with a serious crime, a group of citizens must review the evidence and determine if there is enough to proceed with a trial. This protection is meant to ensure that individuals are not unfairly or arbitrarily accused of crimes, and helps to safeguard against government abuse of power. The First and Fourth Amendments protect other important rights, but they do not specifically guarantee the right to indictment by a Grand Jury.

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  • 18. 

    The "Double Jeopardy" clause is found in...

    • A.

      The Fifth Amendment.

    • B.

      The Sixth Amendment.

    • C.

      The Ninth Amendment.

    • D.

      The Tenth Amendment.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Fifth Amendment.
    Explanation
    The "Double Jeopardy" clause is found in the Fifth Amendment. This clause protects individuals from being tried twice for the same offense, preventing the government from subjecting a person to multiple prosecutions or punishments for a single crime. It ensures that once a person has been acquitted or convicted of a crime, they cannot be tried again for the same offense, safeguarding their right against double jeopardy.

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  • 19. 

    Police are required to obtain a "search warrant" signed by a judge before searching a person, or a person's property, by the...

    • A.

      Fourth Amendment.

    • B.

      Fifth Amendment.

    • C.

      Sixth Amendment.

    • D.

      Seventh Amendment.

    Correct Answer
    A. Fourth Amendment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. It requires that law enforcement officers obtain a search warrant signed by a judge before they can search a person or their property. This safeguard ensures that searches are based on probable cause and prevents arbitrary invasions of privacy. The Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments address other rights such as the right to due process, the right to a fair trial, and the right to a jury trial, respectively.

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  • 20. 

    The Fifth Amendment clause that allows the government to take a person's home for the public good is known as...

    • A.

      Freedom of Petition.

    • B.

      Eminent Domain.

    • C.

      Double Jeopardy.

    • D.

      There is no such clause-it is un-American!

    Correct Answer
    B. Eminent Domain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eminent Domain. Eminent Domain refers to the government's power to take private property for public use, as long as the owner is justly compensated. This power is granted by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is a legal principle that allows the government to acquire land or property for various purposes such as building roads, schools, or public infrastructure.

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