Political Science, U.S. Constitution Quiz

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How good is your political knowledge? How much do you know about the U. S. Constitution? This quiz covers the Articles of Confederation and the U. S. Constitution. The federal system of government, citizenship, and Georgia Constitution. If you are aware of all these topics, it will be a good practice quiz for you. Even if you miss out on something, you will get the correct answer instantly. Go for it, and learn something new too. Also, share the quiz with others who wish to know more about U. S. Politics.


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not usually a general characteristic of a Constitution?
    • A. 

      Orders the government into a specific structure and form.

    • B. 

      Provides the fundamental law of the society it is to govern.

    • C. 

      Limits the government's power and spells out specific individual powers.

    • D. 

      Protects individual rights and removes them from the governmental decision process.

    • E. 

      Establishes a set of guidelines that are recommended to be followed by the government

  • 2. 
    Loosely bound members with no common commander and a failure to take unified action are common historical traits of what kind of organization?
    • A. 

      A Dynastic Empire

    • B. 

      A Constitutional Republic

    • C. 

      A League of Sovereign States

    • D. 

      A Parliamentary Monarchy

    • E. 

      A Dictatorship

  • 3. 
    Under the Articles of Confederation, the federal government was:
    • A. 

      Too powerful and oppressive to the states.

    • B. 

      Too weak in relation to the state governments.

    • C. 

      Considered to be too similar to the British form of government.

    • D. 

      Virtually unlimited in its ability to control all aspects of government.

    • E. 

      Exactly as our federal government is structured today

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was not a challenge faced by the framers of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Large states wanted more representation than smaller states based on population.

    • B. 

      Smaller states wanted equal representation in Congress without regard to population.

    • C. 

      A strong distrust of a powerful and centralized national government.

    • D. 

      Creating a centralized government with enough checks and balances to avoid tyranny.

    • E. 

      Several states wanted to secede and form their own government.

  • 5. 
    The Preamble to the Constitution established one of the following:
    • A. 

      People as the rightful source of the power of the government.

    • B. 

      The form and structure of the government.

    • C. 

      A Union where none had existed before.

    • D. 

      The office of the President and Vice President.

    • E. 

      The basic Bill of Rights.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would not be considered an aim of the Constitution:
    • A. 

      War powers and national defense.

    • B. 

      Justice and protection of liberty.

    • C. 

      Common welfare and well being of citizens.

    • D. 

      Limits of personal freedom

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following is not included in Article 1 of the Constitution
    • A. 

      Freedom of Religion and the Press.

    • B. 

      The legislative powers of Congress.

    • C. 

      Procedural rules were governing speeches on the floor of Congress.

    • D. 

      Powers unique to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is laid out in Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Apportionment of direct taxes and representation based on population.

    • B. 

      Elections and Electors.

    • C. 

      Term lengths for office.

    • D. 

      Qualifications for office.

    • E. 

      The establishment of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following is not included in Article II of the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Authority to convene both houses of Congress.

    • B. 

      The right to keep and bear arms.

    • C. 

      Civilian power over the military.

    • D. 

      Authority for nominating and appointing judges and other officers.

    • E. 

      Authority for granting pardons

  • 10. 
    Article II of the Constituion which of the following:
    • A. 

      The Unitary Office of the President.

    • B. 

      The Electoral College

    • C. 

      Qualifications for the Office of President

    • D. 

      The Oath of Office of the President

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    According to the Constitution, a bill becomes law once each of the following happens, except:
    • A. 

      It is passed by a majority in both houses of Congress.

    • B. 

      It is passed by both houses of Congress, and it is signed by the President.

    • C. 

      Ten days have elapsed after it is passed by a majority of both houses of Congress, if Congress is in session.

    • D. 

      It is vetoed by the President, but is subsequently passed by a super majority of both houses of Congress,

    • E. 

      None of the above. They would all become law

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following is not stated in Article VI of the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Laws must be consistent with the Constitution.

    • B. 

      Treaties between the United States and other nations, once ratified by a 2/3rds majority of the Senate, hold the same force of law as the Constitution.

    • C. 

      All office holders must take an oath on the Holy Bible to uphold and support the Constitution

    • D. 

      Expressly forbids a religious test for qualification to any office.

    • E. 

      The Constitution is the "Supreme Law of the Land."

  • 13. 
    The 1st amendment to the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Forbids an official establishment of religion

    • B. 

      Guarantees Freedom of Speech

    • C. 

      Guarantees Freedom of the Press

    • D. 

      Guarantees Freedom to Assemble and Petition

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following statements about warrants is not true:
    • A. 

      Warrants are court orders or commands that must be followed.

    • B. 

      The warrant does not need to identify specific items to be seized.

    • C. 

      There must be probable cause for a warrant to be issued.

    • D. 

      Someone must swear an oath stating there is probable cause.

    • E. 

      The Warrant must specifically describe the place to be searched.

  • 15. 
    Amendments V and VI are commonly referred to as:
    • A. 

      The "Due Process Clause."

    • B. 

      The "Miranda Rights."

    • C. 

      The "Rights of the Accused."

    • D. 

      The "Civil Rights Act."

    • E. 

      The "Bill of Rights."

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following is a right is established in the 5th Amendment to the Constitution:
    • A. 

      To be informed of the accusation.

    • B. 

      Trial by a jury.

    • C. 

      Right to an attorney.

    • D. 

      To not be forced to testify against oneself.

    • E. 

      To be confronted by the witnesses against themself.

  • 17. 
    Which one of the following amendments was not passed within the first five years after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The 12 amendment

    • B. 

      The 13th amendment

    • C. 

      The 14th amendment

    • D. 

      The 15th amendment

  • 18. 
    The __ ammendment abloished slavery
  • 19. 
    The __ ammendment provided the first clear definition of citizenship and the rights therof.
  • 20. 
    The __ ammendment removed race as a barrier to voting rights.
  • 21. 
    The __ ammendment provided for the direct election of Senators via a popular vote.
  • 22. 
    The __ ammendment provided for Women's suffrage.
  • 23. 
    The __ ammendment oulawed poll taxes
  • 24. 
    The __ ammendment set the voting age at 18.
  • 25. 
    Taken together, the 15th, 19th, 24th,  and 26th amendments caused what effect on overall democracy:
    • A. 

      Contraction

    • B. 

      Extension

    • C. 

      Conversion

    • D. 

      Explosion

    • E. 

      Retraction

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