Constitution Kenwood Re-take Test

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  • 1. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 2. 
    The Declaration of Independence guaranteed that God gave the following rights to people
    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Liberty

    • C. 

      Property

    • D. 

      Pursuit of Happines

  • 3. 
    The ability of a government to get its power from its citizens in called
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Republicanism

  • 4. 
    The colonies first formed body of government was known as
    • A. 

      The Dumas

    • B. 

      The First Continental Congress

    • C. 

      The House of Burgess

  • 5. 
    What did the King of England do that the colonist hated and felt unfair?
    • A. 

      Allow women to vote

    • B. 

      Control their resources

    • C. 

      Raise their taxes without their consent

  • 6. 
    The following quote "It is thier right, their duty to throw off such Government" meant
    • A. 

      The colonist felt that England and the had abused their power

    • B. 

      It was ok to rebel against the government any time you are unhappy

    • C. 

      That government sometime became too big and you had to get rid of it

  • 7. 
    Congress was divided into the Senate and the House of Reprepresntatives as a result of what?
    • A. 

      Marbury vs. Madison

    • B. 

      The Great Compromise

    • C. 

      Ex Post Facto Laws

    • D. 

      Laws passed immediately following the ratification of the Constitution

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are powers delegated to Congress in Article I of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Collect taxes

    • B. 

      Establish public schools

    • C. 

      Admit new states

    • D. 

      Pass Bills of Attainder

    • E. 

      Pass Ex Post Facto laws

  • 9. 
    What is an Ex Post Facto law?
    • A. 

      A law that punishes a person without a trial

    • B. 

      A law that makes an act illegal after it has been done

    • C. 

      A law that splits Congress into two groups

    • D. 

      A law requiring the reason splits Congress into two groups

    • E. 

      A law requiring the reason for arrest to be explained to the person

  • 10. 
    Which of the following pertain to the Senate?
    • A. 

      100 members

    • B. 

      Two-year terms

    • C. 

      Power to impeach the president

    • D. 

      The vice-president is the presiding officer

  • 11. 
    What  determines the number of representatives in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      All states have the same number

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      State economies

    • D. 

      Size of the state

  • 12. 
    Which of the following pertain to the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      435 members

    • B. 

      Approves or disapproves presidential appointments

    • C. 

      Two-year terms

    • D. 

      The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer

  • 13. 
    What is the function of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Give all the laws that citizens need

    • B. 

      Provide the basic principles which guide our country's government and laws

    • C. 

      Decide who our government leaders are

  • 14. 
    The Constitution states that the United States can do the following (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      President and Vice President

    • B. 

      People elect other people to represent

    • C. 

      Form a Congress

    • D. 

      Guarantees the rights and liberties of people

    • E. 

      Provide education to all citizens

  • 15. 
    The US Constitution divides the power of government between two main groups: The national government and the state governments. This is known as
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Seperation of Powers

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Concurrent Powers

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are Concurrent Powers? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Declaring War

    • B. 

      Collecting Taxes

    • C. 

      Creating Courts

    • D. 

      Punishing Criminals

    • E. 

      Creating Marriage Laws

  • 17. 
    Which Amendment quarantees the states Reserved Powers which give states powers not given to the National Government and NOT FORBIDDEN to the states?
    • A. 

      Amendment 1

    • B. 

      Amendment 5

    • C. 

      Amendment 7

    • D. 

      Amendment 10

  • 18. 
    The idea of dividing the government's powers into three branches is known as
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      Concurrent Powers

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are branches of the US government? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Judicial

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Economic

    • D. 

      Social

    • E. 

      Legislative

  • 20. 
    The first formal constitution of the United States was
    • A. 

      The Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta

    • C. 

      The Constituion

    • D. 

      The Articles of Confederation

  • 21. 
    The Great Compromise addressed a disagreement among states on
    • A. 

      How to elect the president

    • B. 

      How to become a state

    • C. 

      How to collect taxes

    • D. 

      How to create a fair representative government

  • 22. 
    What are the three main parts of the US Constitution? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Signatures

    • B. 

      Preamble

    • C. 

      Articles

    • D. 

      Introduction

    • E. 

      Amendments

  • 23. 
    The Bill of Rights are
    • A. 

      Part of the Preamble

    • B. 

      The first 10 amendments

    • C. 

      Are part of the Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      The first 10 articles

  • 24. 
    The system that balances the powersof the government's three branches is known as
    • A. 

      Concurrent Powers

    • B. 

      Checks and Balances

    • C. 

      Separation of Powers

  • 25. 
    How many judges are there in the Supreme Court
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      50

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