Constitution Test 1 Practice

30 Questions
Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

It is important for every American citizen to read and understand the constitution. This helps them to identify and know their rights and how to react when they have been violated. Do you understand it fully take up the fun quiz below and see what you know about it. All the best!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 3. 
    What branch makes the law?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Burn it and bury it

    • B. 

      Lower it to half mast

    • C. 

      Take it down

    • D. 

      Fly it upside down

  • 7. 
    What plan at the Philadelphia Convention favored the large states b/c it wanted representation based on population?
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      New Jersey Plan

    • C. 

      Connecticut Compromise (Great Compromise)

  • 8. 
    What problem did the Great Compromise settle?
    • A. 

      Taxation

    • B. 

      Representation

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      It was a confederacy, so powered lied at the state level.

    • B. 

      It only had one branch of government; a legislative branch. No executives or courts.

    • C. 

      It was a very strong government that heavily taxed the people.

    • D. 

      It was replaced by a stronger Constitution.

  • 10. 
    What fraction of Congress does it take to override a veto of President?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      2/3

  • 11. 
    What fraction of Congress does it take to "propose an amendment"? (Step 1 of the amendment process)
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1/3

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the House and Senate?
    • A. 

      The House approves treaties of the President.

    • B. 

      The Senate approves appointments made by the President.

    • C. 

      The House starts all revenue or spending bills.

    • D. 

      If the President and Vice President were to both die, the Speaker of the House would take over.

  • 13. 
    How many total amendments are there to the Constitution?
    • A. 

      36

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      21

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The first 5

    • B. 

      The first 10

    • C. 

      The first 15

    • D. 

      The first 2

  • 15. 
    • A. 

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Local government

    • B. 

      State government

    • C. 

      National government

    • D. 

      All 3 levels of government

  • 17. 
    What amendment gave women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      24th

    • D. 

      26th

  • 18. 
    Giving aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Logrolling

    • C. 

      Treason

    • D. 

      Habeas corpus

  • 19. 
    True or False??? Habeas Corpus prevents people from being kept in jail indefinitely.  It is a court order to see the judge which allows you to have a trial. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a check the President has on Congress?
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Call a special session

    • C. 

      Judicial review

  • 21. 
    Due process rights include all of the following except...
    • A. 

      Right to a second trial

    • B. 

      Right to an attorney

    • C. 

      Right to a fair and speedy trial

    • D. 

      Freedom from self incrimination (remain silent)

  • 22. 
    Dividing power between the states and the national government is called....
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Impeachment

    • E. 

      Treason

  • 23. 
    Giving each branch some degree of oversight of the other branches is called ________.
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Separation of powers

    • D. 

      Confederacy

  • 24. 
    Why did the framers originally meet in Philadelphia in 1787?
    • A. 

      To praise the Articles of confederation

    • B. 

      To amend the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      To declare our independence

    • D. 

      To write a whole new constituiton

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      18 year olds right to vote

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      Right to bear arms

    • D. 

      Freedom from illegal searches and seizure

  • 26. 
    Which of the following is NOT in the preamble of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Form a more perfect union

    • B. 

      Establish justice

    • C. 

      Ensure domestic tranquility

    • D. 

      Provide for the common defense

    • E. 

      Limit states' rights

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Declare war

    • B. 

      Be commander in chief

    • C. 

      Prepare a budget for Congress to review

    • D. 

      Call Congress into special sessions

    • E. 

      Pardon individuals for their crimes

  • 28. 
    According to the _____________ clause, states must recognize the legal documents of other states. 
    • A. 

      Full faith and credit

    • B. 

      Privileges and immunities

    • C. 

      Extradtion

    • D. 

      Supremacy

  • 29. 
    When state and national law conflict, who is Supreme?
    • A. 

      State govt.

    • B. 

      National govt.

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is NOT a power of Congress?
    • A. 

      Grants patents/copyrights

    • B. 

      Raise the army and navy/declare war

    • C. 

      Post office

    • D. 

      Judicial review

    • E. 

      Handle bankruptcy