Trivia Quiz: Creating The US Constitution

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Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

The Constitution is the governing law of the United States of America which came into force in 1789. It is a set of constitutional rules or rights that describes the rights and duties of its citizens. The framers of Constitution wisely divided and balanced the powers to safeguard the interests of citizens. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the Constitution, amendments, rights, laws, and policies. Let's find out! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A "Constitutional Convention" is...
    • A. 

      Members of a political party meet to choose a candidate.

    • B. 

      A group of elected representatives meet to vote for a President.

    • C. 

      A group of elected representatives meet to admit new states to the nation.

    • D. 

      A group of elected representatives meet to create a list of rules for the nation.

  • 2. 
    The Constitutional Convention was held where and when?
    • A. 

      New York, 1776.

    • B. 

      Philadelphia, 1776.

    • C. 

      Philadelphia, 1787.

    • D. 

      Boston, 1787.

  • 3. 
    How many delegates attended the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      13.

    • B. 

      55.

    • C. 

      75.

    • D. 

      100.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They are referred to as the"Founding Fathers" or "Framers".

    • B. 

      They wanted to create a document that would protect the rights of the people in the present and in the future.

    • C. 

      They wanted to make it flexible, so it could be amended as needed.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the six goals in the Preamble of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      To guarantee and end to slavery.

    • B. 

      To form a more perfect union.

    • C. 

      To insure domestic tranquility.

    • D. 

      To promote the general welfare.

  • 6. 
    "Majority Rule" means...
    • A. 

      One person is chosen to make the final decision.

    • B. 

      In a disagreement, the decision of smallest group of people will be final.

    • C. 

      In a disagreement, the decision of most of the people will be final.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Among the influences of the U.S. Constitution was...
    • A. 

      The Magna Carta.

    • B. 

      The English Bill of Rights.

    • C. 

      The Mayflower Compact.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    A "Bicameral Congress" means...
    • A. 

      Two separate "houses" (parts).

    • B. 

      Each member must join both houses.

    • C. 

      Each state has two representatives.

    • D. 

      To become a law, at least two representatives from each state must vote for it.

  • 9. 
    A "Constituent" is...
    • A. 

      The name of a proposed law.

    • B. 

      The original name for the Bill of Rights.

    • C. 

      The name of one house of Congress.

    • D. 

      The people who each delegate represents.

  • 10. 
    Who kept notes at the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • B. 

      John Adams.

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin.

    • D. 

      James Madison.

  • 11. 
    "Federalism" is...
    • A. 

      The federal government has all of the power.

    • B. 

      Power is shared between the federal government and state governments.

    • C. 

      State governments have all of the power.

    • D. 

      The President has all of the power.

  • 12. 
    Read the following statement and indicate if it is true or false: According to the Constitution, some powers are reserved for the states (RESERVED POWERS), some for the federal government (DELEGATED POWERS), and some powers are shared (CONCURRENT POWERS).
    • A. 

      TRUE.

    • B. 

      FALSE.

  • 13. 
    An example of a "Reserved Power" would be...
    • A. 

      Driver's licenses and license plates.

    • B. 

      Raising taxes.

    • C. 

      Maintaining (running) a court system.

    • D. 

      Declaring war on another country.

  • 14. 
    An example of a "Delegated Power" would be...
    • A. 

      Driver's licenses and license plates.

    • B. 

      Raising taxes.

    • C. 

      Maintaining (running) a court system.

    • D. 

      Declaring war on another country.

  • 15. 
    An example of a "Concurrent Power" would be...
    • A. 

      Driver's licenses and license plates.

    • B. 

      Raising taxes.

    • C. 

      Maintaining (running) a court system.

    • D. 

      Choices B & C.

  • 16. 
    "Limited Government" is...
    • A. 

      Keeping states from becoming too powerful.

    • B. 

      Keeping the federal government from becoming too powerful.

    • C. 

      Another name for the House of Burgesses.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following Founding Fathers was at the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      George Washington.

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • C. 

      John Adams.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    The "Great Compromise"...
    • A. 

      Ended slavery.

    • B. 

      Made George Washington the president, and John Adams the Vice-President.

    • C. 

      Made a BICAMERAL (two-house) congress, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    • D. 

      Reinstated the Articles of Confederation as the rules of the U.S.A.

  • 19. 
    The leader of the Anti-Federalists was...
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton.

    • B. 

      Ben Franklin.

    • C. 

      George Washington.

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

  • 20. 
    The leader of the Federalists was...
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton.

    • B. 

      Ben Franklin.

    • C. 

      George Washington.

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

  • 21. 
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote a series of pamphlets arguing for the new Constitution.  What were these pamphlets called?
    • A. 

      "Common Sense".

    • B. 

      "Reasons For Revolution".

    • C. 

      "America's Past and Promise".

    • D. 

      "The Federalist Papers".

  • 22. 
    The Constitution became law in...
    • A. 

      July, 1787.

    • B. 

      March, 1789.

    • C. 

      July, 1776.

    • D. 

      July, 1976.

  • 23. 
    To ratify the Constitution, how many states needed to vote "yes".
    • A. 

      13 out of 13.

    • B. 

      12 out of 13.

    • C. 

      9 out of 13.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 24. 
    It took so long to ratify the Constitution because...
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson was not there.

    • B. 

      John Adams was not there.

    • C. 

      Anti-Federalists had more votes.

    • D. 

      There was no Bill of Rights in the original Constitution.