Government 12 Constitution And Federalism Quiz

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Federalism Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 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.

  • 3. 
    Congress passes laws for the ________________government (s).
    • A. 

      State

    • B. 

      International

    • C. 

      Federal

    • D. 

      State and Federal

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 11. 
    The Constitution has been amended _____times.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      29

    • D. 

      27

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.