Trivia Quiz: Do You Have Basic Knowledge About US Constitution?

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Trivia Quiz: Do You Have Basic Knowledge About US Constitution?

Do you have basic knowledge about the US constitution? The Constitution is important because it protects individual freedom, and its fundamental principles govern the United States. The Constitution places the government's power in the hands of the citizens. Take up this quiz and get to review what you learned from the last topics we covered. Be sure to do the follow-up quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the six basic principles of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Unlimited government

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

  • 2. 
    The Constitution begins with a short introduction called the Preamble, which is followed by how many numbered sections (articles)?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      50

  • 3. 
    The Constitution of the United States has how many amendments?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      50

  • 4. 
    What allows the President to reject any act of Congress?
    • A. 

      Unlimited government

    • B. 

      Veto

    • C. 

      Judicial review

    • D. 

      Impeachment

  • 5. 
    A governmental action found to violate some provision in the Constitution is said to be
    • A. 

      Impeachable.

    • B. 

      Anti-federalist.

    • C. 

      Partisan.

    • D. 

      Unconstitutional.

  • 6. 
    The three branches of government are tied together by a system of __________, whereby each branch is subject to constitutional restraints by the other branches.
    • A. 

      Judicial review

    • B. 

      Constitutionalism

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Separation of powers

  • 7. 
    The principle of popular sovereignty states that all political power resides in the
    • A. 

      Constitution.

    • B. 

      Rule of law.

    • C. 

      Federal government.

    • D. 

      People.

  • 8. 
    In a __________ system, the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government are gathered under one agency.
    • A. 

      Presidential

    • B. 

      Federal

    • C. 

      Parliamentary

    • D. 

      Democratic

  • 9. 
    What does Article IV of the Constitution address?
    • A. 

      Relations among the states

    • B. 

      Ratifying the Constitution

    • C. 

      The judicial branch

    • D. 

      Amending the Constitution

  • 10. 
    What principle is defined as the division of power among a central government and several regional governments?
    • A. 

      Federalism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Constitutionalism

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

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