Constitution Definitions Test Quiz: MCQ

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  • 1. 
    What is limited government?
    • A. 

      Principle that the government is not all powerful but can only do what the say it can do.

    • B. 

      Bring a Federal Official to trial for misconduct while in office.

    • C. 

      Principle of government in which the people hold the final authority or power.

  • 2. 
    What is a Congressional Record?
    • A. 

      The right of a court to hear a case.

    • B. 

      A proposed law.

    • C. 

      Publication of all the business transactions of the U.S. Congress.

  • 3. 
    What is quorum?
    • A. 

      Bring a federal official to trial for misconduct while in office.

    • B. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • C. 

      The smallest number of members who must be present for Congress to do business.

  • 4. 
    What is federalism?
    • A. 

      Division of the operations of the government into three branches, each with its own powers and responiblities.

    • B. 

      Division of power between the national, state, and local governments.

    • C. 

      Principle of government in which the people hold the final authority or power.

  • 5. 
    What is the purpose of the Preamble?
    • A. 

      Concludes the purpose of the Constitution.

    • B. 

      Introduces and sets the purpose for the U.S. Constitution.

    • C. 

      Introduces and set the purpose for the Declaration of Independence.

  • 6. 
    What is popular sovereignty?
    • A. 

      Principle of government in which the people hold the final authority or power.

    • B. 

      Principle that he government is not all powerful but can do only what the say it can do.

    • C. 

      Division of the operations of the government into three branches, each with its own powers and responsiblities.

  • 7. 
    What is revenue?
    • A. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • B. 

      Publication of all the business transactions of the U.S. Congress.

    • C. 

      Money raised by the government through taxes.

  • 8. 
    What is an ex post facto law?
    • A. 

      Punishing an act that wasn't illegal when it was committed.

    • B. 

      Bring a federal official to trial for misconduct while in office.

    • C. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

  • 9. 
    What is jurisdiction?
    • A. 

      To be called to court as a witness.

    • B. 

      To not be tried in court for the same crime twice.

    • C. 

      The right of a court to hear a case.

  • 10. 
    What is checks and balances?
    • A. 

      Division of the operations of the government into three branches, each with its own powers and responsiblities.

    • B. 

      Means by which each branch of the government is able to check, or control, the power of the other two branches.

    • C. 

      Division of power between the national, state, and local governments.

  • 11. 
    What is a pardon?
    • A. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • B. 

      Postpones the punishment of someone.

    • C. 

      To exempt a convicted person from their punishment.

  • 12. 
    What is a subpeona?
    • A. 

      To be called to court as a witness.

    • B. 

      The right of a court to hear a case.

    • C. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

  • 13. 
    What is separation of powers?
    • A. 

      Division of power between the national, state, and local governments.

    • B. 

      Division of the operations of the government into three branches, each with its own powers and responibilities.

    • C. 

      Means by which each branch of the government is able to check, or control, the power of the other two branches.

  • 14. 
    What is a reprieve?
    • A. 

      Postpones or cancels the punishment of someone.

    • B. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • C. 

      To exempt an innocent person from their punishment.

  • 15. 
    What is a bill?
    • A. 

      Publication of all the business transactions of the U.S. Congress.

    • B. 

      Money raised by the government through taxes.

    • C. 

      A propsed law.

  • 16. 
    What is impeach?
    • A. 

      Bring a federal official to trial for misconduct while in office.

    • B. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • C. 

      Punishing an act that wasn't illegal when it was committed.

  • 17. 
    What is a bill of attainder?
    • A. 

      A proposed law.

    • B. 

      Punishing someone without a trial.

    • C. 

      Money raised by the government through taxes.

  • 18. 
    What is double jeopardy?
    • A. 

      To be called to court as a witness.

    • B. 

      The smallest number of members who must be present for Congress to do business.

    • C. 

      To not be tried in court for the same crime twice.