Constitution Of The US- Final Test

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Constitution Of The US- Final Test

What do you know about the earliest years of the new nation?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the Articles of Confederation, what was the main branch of government?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Courts

    • D. 

      States made all of the important decisions

  • 2. 
    Complete the analogy :  Thomas Jefferson : Declaration of Independence   ______________________: US Constitution
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 3. 
    How many branches of government were set up in the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    What issue was settled with the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      How to maintain the balance of power of the small and large states and everyone still have a voice in Congress

    • B. 

      How to send representatives to Congress and elect them

    • C. 

      The Great Compromise caused more issues with the US and they had to meet again later

    • D. 

      How to send electors to vote for President

  • 5. 
    What was the purpose of the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
    • A. 

      Delegates met to discuss the problems of the American Revoultion

    • B. 

      Delegates met to discuss the problems of the new govt.- Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Delegates met to discuss kicking out the state of Rhode Island since they did not show up for the meeting

    • D. 

      Delegates met to discuss electing Washington as the first President

  • 6. 
    Why did the delegates meet in secret?
    • A. 

      Founding Fathers decided to have a secret meeting without key leaders in US

    • B. 

      They were plotting an overthrow of the govt.

    • C. 

      They were trying to break away from England again

    • D. 

      National security concerns- did not want the people to know discussion before finished work on a new government structure

  • 7. 
    What purpose does the Electoral College serve?
    • A. 

      Elects the President of the US

    • B. 

      Appoints Cabinet members

    • C. 

      Appoints Judges to the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Elects representatives to Congress

  • 8. 
    Why did the North not want to have slaves counted for population purposes?
    • A. 

      Would have greater representation in Northern states if they were counted

    • B. 

      The North realized that slaves did not have rights or freedoms in the US Const.- so why count them for population purposes???

    • C. 

      The Southern states would have a great voice in Congress if they are counted

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 9. 
    What document does the US Constitution build upon?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      14 Points

  • 10. 
    There are 2 Senators per state according to the US Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Each state has the same number of House of Representative members in Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The members of the Supreme Court are allowed to serve an unlimited term once they are approved and appointed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The US Constitution set up a system of checks and balances so that no branch of government would be more powerful than the other branch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the 7 principles of the US Constitution does the description fit? No one is above the law, all must obey the laws of the US Constitution
    • A. 

      Republicanism

    • B. 

      Popular sovereignty

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Limited Government

  • 15. 
    What is the most important right that a US citizen has in the US?
    • A. 

      The right to vote and elect representatives to be a voice for themselves

    • B. 

      Write and petition elected officials when a problem or crisis arises

    • C. 

      Run for elected political office

    • D. 

      All the freedoms in the Constitution are important and we can't just pick one

  • 16. 
    Democracy is rule by the people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which statement would best describe Alexander Hamilton?
    • A. 

      One of the authors of the Federalist Papers- the document that sought to gain support for the passage of the US Const.

    • B. 

      First Sec. of the Treasury under George Washington

    • C. 

      Helped to begin the banking system in US and created the first national bank

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The Federalists would have supported...
    • A. 

      The right to overthrow the new government

    • B. 

      The right to have a king in the US

    • C. 

      The US Constitution

    • D. 

      The Declaration of Independence

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would be the best example of the preamble of the US Constitution using the 7 principles of the US Constitution? ---- "We the people of the United States of America.." 
    • A. 

      Limited Government

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Popular Soverignty

    • D. 

      Checks and Balances

  • 20. 
    The Bill of Rights protected the...
    • A. 

      3 branches of government

    • B. 

      Freedoms of individual citizens

    • C. 

      Powers of the president

    • D. 

      System of checks and balances

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