Constitution Quiz For 8th Grade!

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How would you help an eighth-grader understand the Constitution? It is something that adults know, but it can be simplified to fit the younger age groups. The Constitution is the ultimate law in the United States. The Constitution provides the people with a guideline for forming the government and the three branches, which are legislative, executive, and judicial. This quiz will show students the power of the Constitution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the three main sources of the Constitution?

    • A.

      Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Colonial Characters

    • B.

      House of Burgesses, Virginia Plan, Magna Carta

    • C.

      Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, Colonial Congress

    Correct Answer
    A. Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Colonial Characters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Colonial Characters. The Magna Carta is considered one of the earliest sources of constitutional law, as it established the principle of limited government and protection of individual rights. The English Bill of Rights further expanded on these principles and influenced the development of constitutional law in many countries, including the United States. The inclusion of Colonial Characters suggests that the Constitution also drew inspiration from the experiences and ideas of the colonists in shaping the new government.

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  • 2. 

    What is the Magna Carta?

    • A.

      1215 AD document; gave rightto slavery

    • B.

      The document that gave right to bear arms

    • C.

      The document that gave right to trial by jury

    Correct Answer
    C. The document that gave right to trial by jury
    Explanation
    The Magna Carta is a 1215 AD document that granted the right to trial by jury. This historic document was signed by King John of England and outlined certain rights and liberties for the English people. It established the principle that everyone, including the king, was subject to the law and entitled to a fair trial. The Magna Carta is considered a foundational document in the development of constitutional law and individual rights. It did not grant the right to bear arms or the right to slavery.

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  • 3. 

    What is the House of Burgesses?

    • A.

      The first representative government in America

    • B.

      The second representative branch in the U.S.

    • C.

      The first representative government in Virginia in the year 1619

    Correct Answer
    A. The first representative government in America
    Explanation
    The House of Burgesses was the first representative government in America. It was established in Virginia in the year 1619. This legislative assembly consisted of elected representatives who made laws and decisions on behalf of the colony. The House of Burgesses played a significant role in shaping the democratic principles and practices that would later influence the formation of the United States government.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Article of Confederation?

    • A.

      The first government on Earth, signed 1791, pleased all colonists

    • B.

      The first government of the U.S., signed in 1781, please most colonies in begining

    • C.

      The first government of the U.S., signed in 1780, most colonies disagreed in begining

    Correct Answer
    B. The first government of the U.S., signed in 1781, please most colonies in begining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the first government of the U.S., signed in 1781, please most colonies in the beginning." This answer accurately describes the Article of Confederation as the first government of the United States, which was signed in 1781. It also mentions that it pleased most colonies in the beginning, indicating that there may have been some disagreements or dissatisfaction later on.

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  • 5. 

    The right for a Senate to talk non-stop to prevent a vote on a bill; it takes a 2/3 vote to stop a             

    Correct Answer
    filibuster
    Explanation
    A filibuster is a tactic used in the Senate where a senator talks non-stop to prevent a vote on a bill. It requires a 2/3 vote to stop a filibuster. This tactic is often used by senators to delay or block legislation they oppose, as it allows them to continue speaking for an extended period of time and effectively stall the legislative process. By using a filibuster, senators can draw attention to their concerns and potentially force negotiations or amendments to the bill before allowing a vote to proceed.

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  • 6. 

    What can the president do ta a bill?

    • A.

      Sign, veto, leave alone, pocket veto

    • B.

      Line item veto, pocket veto, veto, sign, leave alone

    • C.

      Sign, leave alone, line item veto

    Correct Answer
    A. Sign, veto, leave alone, pocket veto
    Explanation
    The president has several options when it comes to a bill. They can choose to sign the bill, indicating their approval and allowing it to become law. Alternatively, they can veto the bill, rejecting it and preventing it from becoming law. Another option is to leave the bill alone, taking no action and allowing it to become law without their signature. Lastly, they can utilize a pocket veto, which occurs when the president takes no action on a bill within the last 10 days of a congressional session, effectively killing the bill.

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  • 7. 

                     is a non-binding official statement that is issued by Congress.

    Correct Answer
    Resolution
    resolution
    Explanation
    A resolution is a non-binding official statement that is issued by Congress. Resolutions are used to express the opinion or will of Congress on a particular matter, but they do not have the force of law. They can be used to commemorate events, recognize achievements, or express support or opposition to a certain policy or action. Resolutions can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, and they require a majority vote to pass. Once passed, resolutions are recorded in the Congressional Record and can serve as a guide for future legislative action.

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  • 8. 

    What are the jobs of the senate, congress, supreme court, president, and vice president?

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