Quiz : How Much You Know About The Constitution?

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The constitution is a written document that clarifies the laws of the country. Are you well aware of it? How much do you know about the constitution? This quiz will test your knowledge. Are you a grade school civics dropout or a Supreme Court Justice? Can you answer all the questions on our quiz easily? Why not give this quiz a fair try? The questions are designed to test your knowledge and make you learn new things. Taking the quiz is a fun way to learn new things! Invite your friends to play along. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the head of the executive branch of government?
    • A. 

      The Secretary of State

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      The Vice-President

    • D. 

      The Speaker of the House

  • 2. 
    What Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of speech?
    • A. 

      Amendment 10

    • B. 

      Amendment 1

    • C. 

      Amendment 14

    • D. 

      Amendment 2

  • 3. 
    What are the first 10 Amendments often called?
    • A. 

      The Preamble

    • B. 

      Article 1

    • C. 

      Order of the Convention

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights

  • 4. 
    What three primary branches of federal government did the Constitution create?
    • A. 

      Executive, Judicial, and Military

    • B. 

      Executive, Legislative, and Military

    • C. 

      Legislative, Executive, and Judicial

    • D. 

      Senate, House of Representatives, Electoral College

  • 5. 
    What right does Amendment 2 protect?
    • A. 

      The right to a trial by jury

    • B. 

      Freedom of assembly

    • C. 

      The right to keep and bear arms

    • D. 

      The right to an attorney

  • 6. 
    In what year was the Constitution created?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1782

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1790

  • 7. 
    How many Amendments have been made to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      26

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      28

    • D. 

      29

  • 8. 
    According to the Constitution, who is the commander-in-chief of the US Navy?
    • A. 

      The Grand Admiral

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      The Vice-President

    • D. 

      The Secretary of Defense

  • 9. 
    How long is the term of a member of the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      4 years

    • D. 

      6 years

  • 10. 
    Which Article of the Constitution created the Legislative branch?
    • A. 

      Article 1

    • B. 

      Article 3

    • C. 

      Article 5

    • D. 

      Article 7

  • 11. 
    Which Amendment abolished slavery?
    • A. 

      Amendment 13

    • B. 

      Amendment 15

    • C. 

      Amendment 17

    • D. 

      Amendment 19

  • 12. 
    Which Amendment states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”?
    • A. 

      Amendment 13

    • B. 

      Amendment 15

    • C. 

      Amendment 17

    • D. 

      Amendment 19

  • 13. 
    What document governed the United States before the Constitution was written?
    • A. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      British Common Law

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      The Virginia Plan

  • 14. 
    In what city was the Constitutional Convention held?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Philadelphia

  • 15. 
    At minimum, how old is the President required to be?
    • A. 

      35 years old

    • B. 

      33 years old

    • C. 

      30 years old

    • D. 

      25 years old

  • 16. 
    Who brokered the “Great Compromise” between James Madison’s and Edmund Randolph’s Virginia Plan and William Patterson’s New Jersey Plan?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Pierce Butler

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      Roger Sherman

  • 17. 
    How many “persons” was a slave counted as in the original Constitution?
    • A. 

      2/5

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      3/5

    • D. 

      2/3

  • 18. 
    What Amendment allows Congress to collect income taxes?
    • A. 

      Amendment 20

    • B. 

      Amendment 24

    • C. 

      Amendment 16

    • D. 

      Amendment 25

  • 19. 
    Which states were the first and last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution, respectively?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania, Delaware

    • B. 

      Massachusetts, Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Delaware, Rhode Island

  • 20. 
    When was the last Amendment to the Constitution ratified?
    • A. 

      1971

    • B. 

      1986

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1995

  • 21. 
    According to the National Archives and Records Administration, how many words are in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      1,458

    • B. 

      4,543

    • C. 

      11,347

    • D. 

      25,607

    • E. 

      35,050

  • 22. 
    Who actually engrossed the Constitution (wrote out the final form)?
    • A. 

      Jacob Shallus

    • B. 

      John Dickinson

    • C. 

      John Langdon

    • D. 

      James Rutledge

    • E. 

      Jared Ingersoll

  • 23. 
    In the debate leading up to ratification of the Constitution, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote a series of essays supporting the Constitution known as the “Federalist Papers.” What Latin pseudonym did they use to author the Papers?
    • A. 

      Cato

    • B. 

      Brutus

    • C. 

      Publius

    • D. 

      Valerius

    • E. 

      Cassius

  • 24. 
    Who was called the “Expounder of the Constitution”?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Daniel Webster

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • E. 

      George Washington

  • 25. 
    Which of these methods of electing the President was not considered by the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      By special electors

    • B. 

      By the previous President, with approval from Congress

    • C. 

      By state legislatures

    • D. 

      By state executives

    • E. 

      By the Congress

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