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Do you know everything there is to know about the Constitution? Would you like to put your knowledge to test? This quiz can be of assistance. The Constitution of the United States is the framework for our government. For this quiz, you will need to know about the first Constitution, how the presidential election works, how often Congress meets, and how much power the state has. If you need to learn more about the Constitution, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was our country's first Constitution called?

    • A.

      The Articles of Confederation

    • B.

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      The "Federalist Paper"

    • D.

      The Emancipation Proclamation

    Correct Answer
    A. The Articles of Confederation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States, adopted in 1781. It established a weak central government and gave most powers to the individual states. However, it proved to be ineffective in governing the country and was eventually replaced by the Constitution in 1789.

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  • 2. 

    If neither the President nor the Vice-President can serve, the position would be filled by:

    • A.

      The Secretary of State

    • B.

      The Chief Justice

    • C.

      The elected President of the Senate

    • D.

      The Speaker of the House

    Correct Answer
    D. The Speaker of the House
    Explanation
    If neither the President nor the Vice-President can serve, the position would be filled by the Speaker of the House. This is because the Speaker of the House is the next in line for presidential succession according to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. This act establishes the order of succession to the presidency in the event that the President and Vice-President are unable to fulfill their duties.

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  • 3. 

    The President is elected if he:

    • A.

      Wins a majority of the Electoral votes

    • B.

      Wins most of the country's votes

    • C.

      Wins all of the states' votes

    • D.

      Wins most of the states' votes

    Correct Answer
    A. Wins a majority of the Electoral votes
    Explanation
    The President is elected if he wins a majority of the Electoral votes. This is because the President of the United States is not directly elected by the popular vote, but rather by the Electoral College. Each state is allocated a certain number of Electoral votes, and the candidate who wins the majority of these votes (270 out of 538) becomes the President. Therefore, winning a majority of the Electoral votes is the determining factor in electing the President.

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  • 4. 

    The Constitutional Amendment which was later repealed is the:

    • A.

      Fifteenth

    • B.

      Eighteenth

    • C.

      Nineteenth

    • D.

      Twenty-second

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighteenth
    Explanation
    The Eighteenth Constitutional Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed in 1919 and later repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933. This amendment prohibited the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States. However, it was widely regarded as a failure, leading to the rise of organized crime and illegal alcohol trade. The repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment marked the first and only time in U.S. history that a constitutional amendment was repealed by another amendment.

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  • 5. 

    The right to admit new states belongs to:

    • A.

      The Congress

    • B.

      The Supreme Court

    • C.

      The President

    • D.

      The State Department

    Correct Answer
    A. The Congress
    Explanation
    The Constitution grants the power to admit new states to the United States Congress. This means that it is the responsibility of the legislative branch to decide whether or not to admit a new state into the country. The Congress has the authority to pass laws and make decisions regarding the admission of new states, including setting the requirements and conditions for statehood. This power is an important aspect of the checks and balances system in the United States government, ensuring that the decision to admit new states is made collectively by elected representatives.

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  • 6. 

    Congress must meet at least once every:

    • A.

      4 years

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      Year

    Correct Answer
    D. Year
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Year" because according to the United States Constitution, Congress must meet at least once every year. This requirement ensures that the legislative branch of the government remains active and accountable to the people. Meeting annually allows Congress to address important issues, pass laws, and fulfill its constitutional duties.

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  • 7. 

    The Constitution forbids Congress to lay a tax on:

    • A.

      Goods sent by ship

    • B.

      Liquor

    • C.

      Goods sent from other countries

    • D.

      Goods sent from one state to another

    Correct Answer
    D. Goods sent from one state to another
    Explanation
    The Constitution forbids Congress to lay a tax on goods sent from one state to another because of the Commerce Clause. This clause grants Congress the power to regulate commerce among the states, and imposing taxes on goods sent between states could hinder interstate trade and create economic barriers. Therefore, this restriction ensures the free flow of goods and promotes economic unity among the states.

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  • 8. 

    The number of Presidential Electors a state gets is the same as:

    • A.

      The number of its Senators and Representatives

    • B.

      The number of its State Legislature Representatives

    • C.

      The number of its Senators

    • D.

      The number of its Representatives

    Correct Answer
    A. The number of its Senators and Representatives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the number of its Senators and Representatives. According to the Constitution, each state is allocated a number of Presidential Electors equal to the combined total of its Senators and Representatives in Congress. This means that the number of Electors a state receives is directly proportional to its population and representation in Congress.

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  • 9. 

    The number of Representatives a state gets depends on:

    • A.

      The number of voters it has

    • B.

      The number of its Senators

    • C.

      The number of people it has

    • D.

      How many it wants

    Correct Answer
    C. The number of people it has
    Explanation
    The number of Representatives a state gets depends on the number of people it has. This is because the number of Representatives in the House of Representatives is determined by the population of each state. Each state is allocated a certain number of Representatives based on its population, as determined by the decennial census. The more people a state has, the more Representatives it will have in order to ensure fair representation for its population.

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  • 10. 

    The Constitution guarantees to every state:

    • A.

      Legal help

    • B.

      A republican form of Government

    • C.

      A pension system

    • D.

      Freedom to make any law it wishes

    Correct Answer
    B. A republican form of Government
    Explanation
    The Constitution guarantees to every state a republican form of government. This means that each state is required to have a government in which the power is held by the people and their elected representatives, rather than a monarch or dictator. This form of government ensures that the people have a say in decision-making and that their rights and freedoms are protected. It also promotes the principles of democracy and equality.

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  • 11. 

    The man who did the final writing of the Constitution was:

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      John Hancock

    • C.

      Gouverneur Morris

    • D.

      Robert Morris

    Correct Answer
    C. Gouverneur Morris
    Explanation
    Gouverneur Morris is the correct answer because he was responsible for the final writing of the Constitution. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and played a significant role in drafting the document. Morris is known for his eloquent and influential writing style, which helped shape the final version of the Constitution. His contributions included refining the language and structure of the document, making it more concise and readable.

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  • 12. 

    The Constitution became the Law of the Land in:

    • A.

      1788

    • B.

      1787

    • C.

      1776

    • D.

      1792

    Correct Answer
    A. 1788
    Explanation
    The Constitution became the Law of the Land in 1788. This is the correct answer because in that year, the Constitution was ratified by the required number of states and officially became the supreme law of the United States. Prior to this, the Articles of Confederation served as the governing document, but it proved to be ineffective in addressing the needs of the nation. The Constitution was drafted in 1787 and went through a process of ratification before being fully adopted in 1788.

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