Constitution Trivia: GK Test! Quiz

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Constitution Trivia: GK Test! Quiz

Looking for a fun way to learn about Constitution? The best way to understand the United States is to look at the Constitution. The Constitution was commenced on September 17, 1787. For this quiz, you will want to recognize who the Constitution's father was, why the framers of the Constitution created the republic, and how the separation of power works. This quiz will help put the Constitution into perspective. Good luck and happy quizzing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The legislative branch can check the executive branch by:
    • A. 

      Override a veto

    • B. 

      Veto

    • C. 

      Declare laws unconstitutional

    • D. 

      Make laws

  • 2. 
    The person known as the "Father of the Constitution" was:
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      George Mason

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 3. 
    The 8th amendment protects people from all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Excessive bail

    • B. 

      Torture

    • C. 

      Death penalty

    • D. 

      Death by electric chair

  • 4. 
    The Framers of the Constitution created a republican government because:
    • A. 

      Of their negative experience with the British monarchy.

    • B. 

      To establish a monarchy.

    • C. 

      They equality for all people.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Congress can do all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Coin money.

    • B. 

      Declare war.

    • C. 

      Make marriage laws.

    • D. 

      Collect taxes.

  • 6. 
    "Putting all powers in the hands of one is tyranny." This is the reason for
    • A. 

      Separation of powers.

    • B. 

      The Preamble.

    • C. 

      Impeachment.

    • D. 

      The Articles of Confederation

  • 7. 
    The division of power between the three branches is known as?
    • A. 

      Dual sovereignty.

    • B. 

      Separation of powers.

    • C. 

      Republicanism.

    • D. 

      Checks and balances.

  • 8. 
    Those who opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it lacked a Bill of Rights.
    • A. 

      Federalists

    • B. 

      Constitutionalist

    • C. 

      Antifederalist

    • D. 

      Monarchist

  • 9. 
    The Constitution is considered to be a living document because it can be
    • A. 

      Amended to change with the times.

    • B. 

      Preserved.

    • C. 

      Changed by the judicial branch.

    • D. 

      Changed by the president.

  • 10. 
    The image above represents
    • A. 

      Separation of powers.

    • B. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      A republic

  • 11. 
    The check that the president exercises over the legislative branch are the:
    • A. 

      Veto

    • B. 

      Impeachment

    • C. 

      Appointments

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    The Bill of Rights provides protection of citizens from:
    • A. 

      Foreign nations

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The government

    • D. 

      The states

  • 13. 
    The concept of majority rule stated by Jefferson was done to:
    • A. 

      Preserve the nation's government

    • B. 

      Preserve states rights.

    • C. 

      Allow for smaller groups to rule.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    The Framers of the Constitution dealt with representation and slavery by:
    • A. 

      Banning slavery.

    • B. 

      Creating the 3/5 Compromise

    • C. 

      Sending slaves overseas

    • D. 

      Banning the importation of slaves

  • 15. 
    Congress is not allowed to promote or support any one religion. This is known as:
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech.

    • B. 

      Discrimination.

    • C. 

      Separation of church and state.

    • D. 

      Cruel and unusual punishment.

  • 16. 
    The Articles of Confederation failed because:
    • A. 

      It lacked an executive and judicial branch

    • B. 

      It gave Congress too much power.

    • C. 

      It gave states too little power.

    • D. 

      It gave the president too much power

  • 17. 
    The Preamble of the Constitution states:
    • A. 

      The Articles of the government

    • B. 

      The goals of the government.

    • C. 

      The three branches goals.

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights.

  • 18. 
    Vetoes, impeachment, and rejecting appointments are:
    • A. 

      Checks and balances.

    • B. 

      Part of the Bill of Rights.

    • C. 

      Federalism.

    • D. 

      The description of dual sovereignty.

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