The Flexible Constitution: For Our 8th Grade Class In Chicopee, Ma.

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For our 8th grade class in Chicopee, MA.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The U.S. Constitution is called "flexible" because...
    • A. 

      It has been reprinted so many times.

    • B. 

      It can be changed.

    • C. 

      It has seven articles.

    • D. 

      It was written by Thomas Jefferson.

  • 2. 
    How to change the Constitution is explained in...
    • A. 

      The First Amendment.

    • B. 

      The Fifth Amendment.

    • C. 

      Article Five.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    An "Amendment"...
    • A. 

      Is at least four pages long.

    • B. 

      Is a change to the Constitution.

    • C. 

      Is signed into law by the President.

    • D. 

      Can be ruled "Unconstitutional" by the Supreme Court.

  • 4. 
    According to our text (but not Mr. P), there are how many ways to change the U.S. Constitution?
    • A. 

      2.

    • B. 

      3.

    • C. 

      4.

    • D. 

      Unlimited.

  • 5. 
    How many amendments have been passed since 1787?
    • A. 

      1.

    • B. 

      14.

    • C. 

      20.

    • D. 

      27.

  • 6. 
    The steps to amend the constitution include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Propose/Ratify.

    • B. 

      Propose/Veto.

    • C. 

      Delegate/Ratify.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    In proposing an amendment...
    • A. 

      2/3 of Congress must vote for it (or a Constitutional Convention must be called), then 3/4 of the states must ratify it.

    • B. 

      2/3 of Congress must vote for it, then the President must sign it.

    • C. 

      The President must propose it, then 3/4 of the states must ratify it.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    The word "ratify" means to...
    • A. 

      Change.

    • B. 

      Review.

    • C. 

      Cancel.

    • D. 

      Approve.

  • 9. 
    The word "repeal" means...
    • A. 

      Approve.

    • B. 

      Cancel.

    • C. 

      Change.

    • D. 

      Review.

  • 10. 
    The 21st Amendment repealed the...
    • A. 

      14th Amendment.

    • B. 

      15th Amendment.

    • C. 

      18th Amendment.

    • D. 

      20th Amendment.

  • 11. 
    Of the following statements, which one did Mr. P say he HATED?
    • A. 

      "The Constitution is flexible".

    • B. 

      "The Constitution is elastic".

    • C. 

      "The Constitution is a living document".

    • D. 

      All of the above.