Constitution Test: Chapter 3.

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This quiz covers section 2 of chapter 3, pages 72-79.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the common name of the first ten amendments?
    • A. 

      Article VIII

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 2. 
    Which amendment took the longest to be ratified?
    • A. 

      14th Amendment—citizenship, due process, equal protection

    • B. 

      16th Amendment—power of Congress to tax incomes

    • C. 

      22nd Amendment—limit on presidential terms

    • D. 

      27th Amendment—congressional pay

  • 3. 
    Of the nearly __________ joint resolutions calling for amendments that have been proposed in Congress since 1789, only __________ have been sent to the States, and only __________ were ratified.
    • A. 

      10,000; 33; 10

    • B. 

      15,000; 33; 27

    • C. 

      15,000; 1,000; 27

    • D. 

      10,000; 33; 33

  • 4. 
    Since 1917, when the 18th Amendment was proposed, it has been customary for Congress to set a ratification deadline of __________ year(s).
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 5. 
    The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was first proposed during what conflict?
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      World War I

    • C. 

      World War II

    • D. 

      Vietnam War

  • 6. 
    How many different ways can the Constitution be formally changed?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 7. 
    Which amendment was known as "the noble experiment" and ultimately repealed?
    • A. 

      13th Amendment: abolition of slavery

    • B. 

      16th Amendment: power of Congress to tax incomes

    • C. 

      18th Amendment: prohibition of alcohol

    • D. 

      24th Amendment: ban on tax payment as requirement for voting

  • 8. 
    Which two principles of the Constitution are illustrated by the formal amendment process?
    • A. 

      1) popular sovereignty and (2) limited government

    • B. 

      (1) separation of powers and (2) checks and balances

    • C. 

      (1) federalism and (2) popular sovereignty

    • D. 

      (1) judicial review and (2) federalism

  • 9. 
    An amendment may be proposed by a __________ vote in each house of Congress and be ratified by __________ of the State legislatures.
    • A. 

      2/3; 3/4

    • B. 

      2/3; a majority

    • C. 

      Majority; 3/4

    • D. 

      Unanimous; a majority

  • 10. 
    What was one subject of an unratified amendment?
    • A. 

      Equal rights of women

    • B. 

      Popular election of U.S. Senators

    • C. 

      Giving the District of Columbia votes in presidential elections

    • D. 

      Limit on presidential terms

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