Fis US Constitution

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United States Constitution Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the BEST purpose given for the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      To illustrate the rights of the US people

    • B. 

      To guide change the United States republic

    • C. 

      To define who has power in the American Republic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The US Constitution is considered a "Living Document".  What is the best explanation for what this means?
    • A. 

      It allowed for the American republic to become "alive" and is therefore considered a living document.

    • B. 

      Because to be "alive" means to have natural rights--and the Constitution defines natural rights--the document is "living"

    • C. 

      Since the Constitution can be changed to fit the needs of modern day Americans, it is "living".

    • D. 

      Because the Preamble states, "...this document is therefore a 'living document' as the American Republic will never die..."

  • 3. 
    How many principles make up the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      Four

  • 4. 
    This principle of the Constitution addressed the fear that the power of rule will fall into the hands of one group.
    • A. 

      Separation of Powers

    • B. 

      Republicanism

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Article 1, Section 9 and Article 1, Section 10 deny particular powers to the Congress and to states.  This was put into the US Constitution to assure what?
    • A. 

      That government--both state and federal--would not get too powerful

    • B. 

      Republicanism would rule

    • C. 

      Assure "limited government"

    • D. 

      Both "a" and "c"

  • 6. 
    The First Amendment to the Constitution has five freedoms within it.  Two of those freedoms protect an individual from the government restricting freedom of speech and press, and preventing citizens from peaceably assembling and petitioning for redress.  These rights illustrate what principle of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Separation of Powers

    • B. 

      Republicanism

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Checks and Balances

  • 7. 
    The Founders had the fear that the national government and state government would not cooperate over disagreements of which government had the power over particular decisions.  Their solution was to outline EXACT roles of the Federal government and state governments.  What principle does this illustrate?
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Individual Rights

    • C. 

      Separation of Powers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which principle addresses the fear, "One branch of government would eventually overpower the other two, making them useless?"
    • A. 

      Republicanism

    • B. 

      Individual Rights

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Article 4, Section 4 guarantees that every state should do what?
    • A. 

      Follow the US Constitution

    • B. 

      Create a Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Form a republican government

    • D. 

      Support individual rights

  • 10. 
    What is the BEST explanation for why we have the electoral college?
    • A. 

      It makes voting faster

    • B. 

      It allows for smaller states to retain a voice in electing the President

    • C. 

      In the past, only elected officials from each state chose the president and vice president

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What part of the Constitution fundamentally outlines the rights of the individual?
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Tenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Article 1

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights