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An online quiz about the parts of the U. S. Consitution, the Checks and Balances, Separation of Powers, and the concept of Federalism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Article I of the U.S. Consitution creats the...

    • A.

      Legislative Branch

    • B.

      Executive Branch

    • C.

      Judicial Branch

    Correct Answer
    A. Legislative Branch
    Explanation
    Article I of the U.S. Constitution creates the Legislative Branch. This branch is responsible for making laws and is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Legislative Branch plays a crucial role in the checks and balances system, as it has the power to pass legislation, declare war, and control the nation's finances. It is also responsible for overseeing the Executive Branch and ensuring that it remains accountable to the people. Overall, the Legislative Branch is an essential part of the U.S. government structure, ensuring a balance of power and representation for the American people.

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  • 2. 

    A person elected to the House of Representatives must be...

    • A.

      18 years of age.

    • B.

      25 years of age.

    • C.

      30 years of age.

    • D.

      35 years of age.

    Correct Answer
    B. 25 years of age.
    Explanation
    A person elected to the House of Representatives must be 25 years of age because this is the minimum age requirement stated in the United States Constitution. The Constitution specifies that representatives must be at least 25 years old, whereas senators must be at least 30 years old. This age requirement ensures that individuals have gained enough life experience and maturity before being entrusted with the responsibilities of representing their constituents in the House of Representatives.

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  • 3. 

    Congress passes laws for the ________________government (s).

    • A.

      State

    • B.

      International

    • C.

      Federal

    • D.

      State and Federal

    Correct Answer
    C. Federal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Federal" because Congress, as the legislative branch of the United States government, has the authority to pass laws that apply to the entire country. These laws are known as federal laws and they govern various aspects of national governance, including interstate commerce, national defense, and civil rights.

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  • 4. 

    The Federalist Papers was a series of a series of pamphlets written by..

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      George Washington and Benjamin Franklin

    • C.

      James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilto

    • D.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    C. James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilto
    Explanation
    The Federalist Papers were a series of pamphlets written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton. These papers were published between 1787 and 1788 to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. The authors, known as "Publius," argued for the necessity of a strong central government and addressed concerns raised by opponents of the Constitution. Their writings played a significant role in shaping the understanding and interpretation of the Constitution, making them an important source for understanding the intentions of the founding fathers.

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  • 5. 

    In the Federalist 10, the author warned the reader of the dangers of "factions". What was meant by the term, "faction"?

    • A.

      Political Parties

    • B.

      Big Business

    • C.

      Lobbyists and special interest

    • D.

      British spies

    Correct Answer
    A. Political Parties
    Explanation
    In the Federalist 10, the author discusses the concept of "factions" and warns about their dangers. By "factions," the author refers to political parties. The author suggests that political parties can lead to divisions and conflicts within society, potentially undermining the stability and effectiveness of the government. This warning highlights the author's concern about the negative impact of political parties on the functioning of a democratic system.

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  • 6. 

    President Obama authorized NATO to use U.S. armaments to attack Libya.  There was a controversy about the attacks on LIbya. because...

    • A.

      The President has no war-making powers.

    • B.

      Congress has no war-making powers.

    • C.

      We can't afford another war.

    • D.

      Congress has the power to declare war and must be consulted.

    Correct Answer
    D. Congress has the power to declare war and must be consulted.
    Explanation
    Congress has the power to declare war and must be consulted. This is because according to the U.S. Constitution, the power to declare war rests with Congress, not the President. The President cannot unilaterally authorize military attacks without the approval or consultation of Congress. The controversy surrounding the attacks on Libya stemmed from the perception that President Obama bypassed Congress and exceeded his authority by authorizing NATO to use U.S. armaments in the attack without consulting Congress.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of "Checks and Balances"?

    • A.

      Obama signs a bill into law.

    • B.

      Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to the Senate and calls for a vote.

    • C.

      Supreme Court strikes down a law as unconstitutional.

    • D.

      Clinton is impeached for lying to the FBI under oath.

    Correct Answer
    B. Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to the Senate and calls for a vote.
    Explanation
    The concept of "Checks and Balances" refers to the system in which the three branches of government - executive, legislative, and judicial - have powers that limit and control each other in order to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. In this scenario, Majority Leader Harry Reid speaking to the Senate and calling for a vote does not represent a check or balance on any other branch of government. It is a normal legislative process and does not involve any form of control or limitation on another branch's power.

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  • 8. 

    The President of the United States is elected by...

    • A.

      The voters.

    • B.

      The political party to which he/she belongs.

    • C.

      The various state legislatures

    • D.

      A group of electors appointed for this purpose.

    Correct Answer
    D. A group of electors appointed for this purpose.
    Explanation
    The President of the United States is elected by a group of electors appointed for this purpose. This is known as the Electoral College, which consists of 538 electors. These electors are chosen by each state and the District of Columbia, and they are responsible for casting their votes to officially elect the President. The number of electors for each state is determined by the state's representation in Congress. The candidate who receives the majority of electoral votes (270 or more) becomes the President. This system was established by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between electing the President directly by the people and having Congress choose the President.

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  • 9. 

    Women gained the right to vote by

    • A.

      Amending the Constitution to include the 19th Amendment.

    • B.

      Having a law passed by Congress allowing them to vote.

    • C.

      Presidential order of Woodrow Wilson.

    • D.

      Forcing every state to allow them to vote.

    Correct Answer
    A. Amending the Constitution to include the 19th Amendment.
    Explanation
    Women gained the right to vote by amending the Constitution to include the 19th Amendment. This means that the Constitution was modified to specifically grant women the right to vote. This was a significant milestone in women's rights as it ensured their political participation and representation. It was a result of years of activism and advocacy by suffragettes who fought for gender equality.

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  • 10. 

    Which person or group did NOT oppose the women's right to vote?

    • A.

      President Woodrow Wilson.

    • B.

      Three fourths of the State legislatures.

    • C.

      Bar owners and liquor importers and sellers.

    • D.

      3/4 of the U.S. Congress-House and Senate

    Correct Answer
    B. Three fourths of the State legislatures.
    Explanation
    Three fourths of the State legislatures is the correct answer because they did not oppose the women's right to vote. The other options, President Woodrow Wilson, bar owners and liquor importers and sellers, and 3/4 of the U.S. Congress-House and Senate, all opposed women's right to vote.

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  • 11. 

    The Constitution has been amended _____times.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      29

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    The Constitution has been amended 27 times. This means that there have been 27 changes or additions made to the Constitution since it was first written. These amendments are important because they reflect the changing needs and values of the country over time. Each amendment goes through a complex process of proposal and ratification, involving both the federal government and the states. The fact that the Constitution has been amended 27 times shows that it is a living document, capable of adapting to the evolving needs of the nation.

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  • 12. 

    Federalism refers to

    • A.

      The power of the Federal government.

    • B.

      The power split between the Congress and the President.

    • C.

      The split of power between the States and the Federal government.

    • D.

      Pamphlets printed up by George Washington.

    Correct Answer
    C. The split of power between the States and the Federal government.
    Explanation
    Federalism refers to the split of power between the States and the Federal government. This means that certain powers and responsibilities are delegated to the national government, while others are reserved for the individual states. This division of power ensures a balance between a central authority and regional autonomy, allowing for the coexistence of a strong national government and independent state governments. Federalism is a fundamental principle of the United States Constitution, which establishes a system of shared governance and protects the rights of both the federal government and the states.

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  • 13. 

    The Constitution, after signing, was not approved before ratification by

    • A.

      3/4 of the States.

    • B.

      9 of 13 of the States.

    • C.

      The Congress of the United States by majority vote.

    • D.

      A vote of a majority of the people.

    Correct Answer
    B. 9 of 13 of the States.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9 of 13 of the States. The Constitution was not approved before ratification by a simple majority or by the Congress of the United States. Instead, it required the approval of at least 9 out of the 13 states in order to be ratified and become effective. This requirement ensured that the Constitution had widespread support and was not imposed on the states against their will.

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  • 14. 

    Article III is the ______________of the first three Articles and it sets up the ___________________.

    • A.

      Longest; Executive branch

    • B.

      Shortest; Legislative branch

    • C.

      Best written; Electoral College

    • D.

      Shortest; Judicial branch

    Correct Answer
    D. Shortest; Judicial branch
    Explanation
    Article III is the shortest of the first three Articles because it outlines the establishment and powers of the Judicial branch. The Judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws and ensuring their constitutionality. While the other branches, the Executive and Legislative branches, have more detailed provisions and responsibilities outlined in their respective articles, Article III focuses solely on the Judicial branch.

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  • 15. 

    The President's role in amending the Constitution is

    • A.

      Suggesting and working for its approval.

    • B.

      Sitting as the judge in the Senate.

    • C.

      Signing or vetoing the amendment.

    • D.

      Counting up the votes of the States.

    Correct Answer
    A. Suggesting and working for its approval.
    Explanation
    The President's role in amending the Constitution is suggesting and working for its approval. This means that the President can propose amendments to the Constitution and advocate for their approval. However, the President does not have the power to directly amend the Constitution. The actual process of amending the Constitution requires approval from two-thirds of both houses of Congress or a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the state legislatures. The President's role is more of a persuasive and influential one in the amendment process.

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