Constitution Test 2 Practice

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A constitution is a collection of principles that constitute the legal basis of a country or organization. The Constitution of America was signed in the year 1787 and has had a few changes to it. How well do you understand the Constitution and all the rights granted to you as a citizen? Take up this test and get to learn more about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following people is NOT accurately associated?
    • A. 

      Donald Trump- President

    • B. 

      Nancy Pelosi- Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      Richard Durbin- IL Senator

    • D. 

      Darin LaHood-IL Senator

    • E. 

      John Roberts- Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

    • F. 

      Tammy Duckworth- IL Senator

  • 2. 
    To accuse someone of a crime is to _____________.
    • A. 

      Impeach

    • B. 

      Filibuster

    • C. 

      Cloture

    • D. 

      Pork barrel

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      There are 100 members in the House.

    • B. 

      They do the actual impeaching (while the Senate serves as the jury)

    • C. 

      They may have to choose the President if no one wins a majority in the Electoral College.

    • D. 

      A Representative must be 25 years old, a 7 year citizen and a resident of the state.

    • E. 

      A represenative's term is 2 years.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Senators have a 6 year term.

    • B. 

      In order to maintain stability in this chamber only 1/3 are rotated out at a time.

    • C. 

      Senator's must be 30 years old, a 9 year citizen, and a resident of the State.

    • D. 

      The Senate approves/gives "advice and consent" on treaties and appointments of hte President.

    • E. 

      The # of Senator's a state receives is based on a state's population.

  • 5. 
    If 10 days have passed and Congress is still IN SESSION, what happens to the bill that they sent the President?
    • A. 

      It automatically becomes a law without his signature.

    • B. 

      It is pocket vetoed.

    • C. 

      Nothing. He gets 30 days to look at a bill.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following terms of office is accurately associated?
    • A. 

      President- 4 years.

    • B. 

      House of reps- 2 years

    • C. 

      Senate- 6 years

    • D. 

      Supreme Court-life or good behavior

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a power of the president?
    • A. 

      Enforce the law.

    • B. 

      Be commander in chief.

    • C. 

      Veto bills

    • D. 

      Pardon individuals.

    • E. 

      Make the laws.

  • 8. 
    What article of the Constitution covers the legislative branch (Congress)?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      VII

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the House?
    • A. 

      IL has 18 Representatives in the US House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The # of Representatives a state receives is based on population.

    • C. 

      There are 435 total representatives.

    • D. 

      The Vice President is actually the Speaker of the House.

    • E. 

      You have to be 25 years old and a 7 year citizen to be a US Rep.

  • 10. 
    A bill that passes both chambers both with slightly different wording will be sent to a ______________ to work out the differences. 
    • A. 

      Joint conference committee

    • B. 

      Standing committee

    • C. 

      Special committee

    • D. 

      The President

  • 11. 
    The head of the Department of Justice is called....?
    • A. 

      The Secretary of Justice.

    • B. 

      Attorney General

    • C. 

      Surgeon General

    • D. 

      US Attorney

  • 12. 
    Which of the following cases would NOT be heard at the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      A case that involved a violation of the US Constitution

    • B. 

      A case that involves a foreign country or offical

    • C. 

      A case that involves a federal law or treaty

    • D. 

      A simple divorce hearing

    • E. 

      A case that involves people of different states.

  • 13. 
    The main/general trial court at the federal level that hears more cases than any other court at the federal level is the ________________. 
    • A. 

      Supreme Court

    • B. 

      District Court

    • C. 

      Circuit Court of Apeals

  • 14. 
    Which of the following courts is the only court that uses a jury of of people to decide cases?
    • A. 

      Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Circuit Court of Appeals

    • C. 

      District Court

  • 15. 
    Which position actually has NO formal qualifications (age, citizenship, residency, etc.)?
    • A. 

      Represenative

    • B. 

      Senator

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court Judge

  • 16. 
    To become a law, a bill must pass through both chambers with a ___________vote.
    • A. 

      2/3

    • B. 

      Majority

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1/3

  • 17. 
    What type of jurisdiction does the Supreme Court have?
    • A. 

      Appellate only.

    • B. 

      Original only.

    • C. 

      Both original and appellate jurisdiction.

  • 18. 
    How can the courts keep the executive (president) and legislative (Congress) branches in check?
    • A. 

      The veto

    • B. 

      Executive orders

    • C. 

      Make an amendment

    • D. 

      Judicial review

    • E. 

      Approve appointments

  • 19. 
    What cabinet department handles foreign affairs?
    • A. 

      Department of the Interior

    • B. 

      Department of State

    • C. 

      Department of Justice

    • D. 

      Department of Health and Human Services

  • 20. 
    Who actually chooses the President?
    • A. 

      The people

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The electoral college

  • 21. 
    Who actually declares war?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Secretary of Defense

    • D. 

      Surgeon General

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      An unlimited number

  • 23. 
    The Social Security Administration and Food and Drug Administration fall under what cabinet department?
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Health and Human Services

    • C. 

      Veteran's Affairs

    • D. 

      Education

    • E. 

      Defense

  • 24. 
    Before the 17th amendment, how were Senators chosen?
    • A. 

      By the direct election of the people.

    • B. 

      By the State Legislatures

    • C. 

      By Congress

    • D. 

      By lottery

  • 25. 
    The only amendment to repeal another amendment is the __________amendment.
    • A. 

      17th

    • B. 

      26th

    • C. 

      10th

    • D. 

      21st

    • E. 

      18th

  • 26. 
    How many judges are there on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      10

  • 27. 
    Special Interest groups that attempt to pressure law makers are called ___________.
    • A. 

      Lobbies

    • B. 

      Pork barrels

    • C. 

      Log rollers

    • D. 

      Electoral college

    • E. 

      Constituents

  • 28. 
    The heads of the 15 major departments that advise the President are called...?
    • A. 

      The Executive Office of the President

    • B. 

      The cabinet

    • C. 

      Chairmen of the board

    • D. 

      Lobbies

    • E. 

      Federal Reserve

  • 29. 
    The Supreme Court is part of what branch?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Judicial

  • 30. 
    The # of electoral votes a state receives is based on what?
    • A. 

      The # of Senators a state has

    • B. 

      The # of House members a state has

    • C. 

      The # of Reps + Senators a state has

    • D. 

      The amount of taxes a state pays

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is NOT a formal qualification for President found in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      35 years old

    • B. 

      Natural born citizen

    • C. 

      14 years resident of the US

    • D. 

      Male

  • 32. 
    What amendment ended the lame duck period after an election by moving up the start date for elected officials to January?
    • A. 

      21st

    • B. 

      17th

    • C. 

      19th

    • D. 

      20th

  • 33. 
    Who is the President of the Senate?
    • A. 

      Vice President

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      Ray LaHood

    • D. 

      George W. Bush

    • E. 

      Barack Obama

  • 34. 
    Who fills in for the President of the Senate when he can't be there in the Senate?
    • A. 

      Vice President

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      President Pro Tempore

    • D. 

      Whip