Government Standard 3: Amending

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Government Standard 3: Amending

Government Standard 3: Amending


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  • 1. 
    The main purpose of the Bill of Rights is to
    • A. 

      Protect individual freedoms.

    • B. 

      Create a system of laws.

    • C. 

      Maintain order.

    • D. 

      Organize the national government.

  • 2. 
    The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the
    • A. 

      Supreme Court.

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights.

    • C. 

      Original Constitution.

    • D. 

      Electoral college.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following authorized the federal government to collect an income tax?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Supremacy clause

    • C. 

      Sixteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Original Constitution

  • 4. 
    Who has the ultimate authority to decide whether or not a federal law or action is constitutional?
    • A. 

      Senators

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 5. 
    Under the Constitution, who holds the actual power to elect the president?
    • A. 

      Electoral college

    • B. 

      State legislatures

    • C. 

      Representatives

    • D. 

      Voters

  • 6. 
    The phrase We the People relates to which of the following principles of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Judicial review

    • D. 

      Popular sovereignty

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is one characteristic of a republican form of government?
    • A. 

      Citizens have unlimited power.

    • B. 

      People elect others to represent them.

    • C. 

      Factions control Congress.

    • D. 

      Republicans control the legislative branch.

  • 8. 
    The duties of governing are divided among three branches under the principle of
    • A. 

      Popular sovereignty.

    • B. 

      Limited government.

    • C. 

      Federalism.

    • D. 

      Separation of powers.

  • 9. 
    What was one of Thomas Jefferson’s views on amending the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Constitution should not be changed on a whim, but it could be changed as society and circumstances changed.

    • B. 

      If it changed to much, it could make the supreme court too powerful.

    • C. 

      He felt that laws and constitutions grow in authority and acceptance the longer they go unchanged.

    • D. 

      If it changed to much, it could make the supreme court too powerful.

  • 10. 
    What was one of James Madison’s views on amending the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Constitution should not be changed on a whim, but it could be changed as society and circumstances changed.

    • B. 

      If it changed to much, it could make the supreme court too powerful.

    • C. 

      He feared that foreign countries could influence our government too much.

    • D. 

      He felt that laws and constitutions grow in authority and acceptance the longer they go unchanged.

  • 11. 
    Which article describes the process of amending the Constitution?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      V

    • D. 

      VIII

  • 12. 
    What has to happen before an amendment is ratified?
    • A. 

      The amendment must be proposed.

    • B. 

      The states must be notified of a convention.

    • C. 

      The President must get Senate approval.

    • D. 

      Congress must consult the Supreme Court.

  • 13. 
    A majority that is greater than a simple majority is called a _______________.
    • A. 

      Big majority

    • B. 

      Simple majority

    • C. 

      Supermajority

    • D. 

      Great majority

  • 14. 
    All of the amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by the __________.
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      State legislatures

    • C. 

      Board of Directors

    • D. 

      Founding fathers

  • 15. 
    26 of the 27 amendments have been _______________.
    • A. 

      Repealed

    • B. 

      Proposed by Congress and passed by state conventions

    • C. 

      Proposed by Congress and passed by state legislatures

    • D. 

      Proposed by State conventions and ratified by Congress

  • 16. 
    Latest amendment to pass
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIX

    • D. 

      XXVII

  • 17. 
    Made sale of alcohol illegal
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIX

    • D. 

      XXVII

  • 18. 
    Allowed women to vote
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIX

    • D. 

      XXVII

  • 19. 
    Eliminated slavery
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIX

    • D. 

      XXVII

  • 20. 
    Allowed all males to vote
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XV

    • C. 

      XIX

    • D. 

      XXVII

  • 21. 
    Provided citizenship for all former slaves
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIV

    • D. 

      XXI

  • 22. 
    Made it legal to sell alcohol again
    • A. 

      XIII

    • B. 

      XVIII

    • C. 

      XIV

    • D. 

      XXI

  • 23. 
    No excessive bail; no cruel and unusual punishments
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V

    • E. 

      VI

    • F. 

      VIII

  • 24. 
    Freedom of assembly
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V

    • E. 

      VI

    • F. 

      VIII

  • 25. 
    Freedom of the press
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V

    • E. 

      VI

    • F. 

      VIII

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