Constitution Lesson #2 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    The Constitutuion was in written in what year?
    • A. 

      1787

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1791

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed" This quote is supporting what important principle of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Delegated Powers

    • B. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • C. 

      Federalism

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    The idea of dividing the government's powers into three branches is known as
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Separation of Powers

    • C. 

      Concurrent Powers

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are branches of the US government? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Judicial

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Economic

    • D. 

      Social

    • E. 

      Legislative

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    What are the three main parts of the US Constitution? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Signatures

    • B. 

      Preamble

    • C. 

      Articles

    • D. 

      Introduction

    • E. 

      Amendments

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Who is known as the "Father" of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 15. 
    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