Constitution Definitions Test Quiz: MCQ

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Constitution Definitions Test Quiz: MCQ

How good is your knowledge about Constitution? Would you be able to explain certain definitions that pertain to the Constitution? An example of this would be the executive branch, the branch of federal and state government responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing laws created by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch. This exciting quiz will define specific terms from the Constitution.


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

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