The 1987 Philippine Constitution Quiz

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If you are a student of humanities, you might find this quiz useful. It will test your memory with the 1987 Philippine Constitution, focusing on the Preamble. So, if you are well familiar with the Philippines' constitution, then take this quiz as a challenge to test your knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Fill in the blank of the first line of the Philippine Constitution: "We, the sovereign _ people, imploring the aid of Almighty God...

    • A.

      Native

    • B.

      Filipino

    • C.

      Ancient

    • D.

      Patriotic

    Correct Answer
    B. Filipino
    Explanation
    The first line of the Philippine Constitution starts with the phrase, "We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God." Filipino is the term for the people who are native to the Philippines.

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  • 2. 

    In order to build a _____ and _____ society.

    • A.

      Just and humane

    • B.

      Just and fair

    • C.

      Just and honest

    • D.

      Just and high

    Correct Answer
    A. Just and humane
    Explanation
    The line goes, "...in order to build a just and humane society..." as the Philippine constitution states, its intention is to build a society that is fair and equitable, prioritizing compassion and empathy for all while also providing fair and equal treatment for the people under the law.

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  • 3. 

    The constitution reads, "...establish a government that shall embody our ideals and ___, promote the common ____, conserve and develop our ___...

    • A.

      Ambitions, situation, nation

    • B.

      Aspirations ,  good,  patrimony

    • C.

      Ambitions, people, land

    • D.

      Aspirations, goal, children

    Correct Answer
    B. Aspirations ,  good,  patrimony
    Explanation
    As the quote goes, "...establish a government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony..." The constitution promises the people to form an administration that embodies the concept of developing and preserving the culture, heritage, and identity of the Philippines, as well as the common good of the nation.

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  • 4. 

    Develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our _________ the blessings of independence and democracy.

    • A.

      Posterior

    • B.

      Posteriority

    • C.

      Prosperity

    • D.

      Posterity

    Correct Answer
    D. Posterity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "posterity". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing the desire to develop their patrimony (inheritance or legacy) and ensure that future generations, represented by "posterity", can enjoy the blessings of independence and democracy. This word fits perfectly in the context of the sentence and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    Democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this ____________ .

    • A.

      Constitution

    • B.

      Collaboration

    • C.

      Cooperation

    • D.

      Cancellation

    Correct Answer
    A. Constitution
    Explanation
    The preamble of the Philippine Constitution concludes with the line, "Democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.

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  • 6. 

    How many articles are there in the 1987 Philippine Constitution?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 18
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 18. The 1987 Philippine Constitution contains 18 articles. These articles cover various aspects of the constitution, including the basic principles and rights of the people, the structure and powers of the government, and the amendments and revisions of the constitution. Each article focuses on a specific topic, such as the national territory, the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judiciary. The presence of 18 articles in the constitution indicates the comprehensive nature of the document and the extensive coverage of the various aspects of governance and rights in the Philippines.

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  • 7. 

    Refers to the introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and justification.

    • A.

      Preamble

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      Law

    • D.

      Bill

    Correct Answer
    A. Preamble
    Explanation
    A preamble refers to the introductory part of a statute or deed that states its purpose, aims, and justification. It provides context and sets the tone for the rest of the document, outlining the reasons behind its creation and the intended goals. The preamble helps to clarify the intentions of the drafters and provides a framework for interpreting and understanding the provisions of the statute or deed. It serves as a guiding principle and helps to establish the underlying principles and values that the document seeks to uphold.

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  • 8. 

    What document lays out the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group and determines the powers and duties of a government and guarantees certain rights to the people?

    • A.

      Laws

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      Cancellation

    • D.

      Bill

    Correct Answer
    B. Constitution
    Explanation
    A constitution is a set of fundamental principles and laws that govern a nation, state, or social group. It establishes the powers and duties of the government and ensures certain rights for the people. It serves as a framework for the organization and functioning of the government and provides a system of checks and balances. The constitution is a foundational document that outlines the structure of a political system and protects the rights and freedoms of its citizens.

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  • 9. 

    What is the system of rules of a specific nation, state, or community used to maintain order and peace, and, if broken, is enforced by the governing body?

    • A.

      Charter change

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      Bill of Rights

    • D.

      Laws

    Correct Answer
    D. Laws
    Explanation
    The given definition describes the concept of laws. Laws are a set of rules that are enforced by the courts and regulate various aspects of governance, including the relationship between the government and its subjects, as well as the conduct of individuals towards each other. This definition does not correspond to charter change, constitution, or bill of rights, as they are specific concepts within the broader framework of laws.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of a system or administration responsible for the regulation, organization, and management a nation, state, or community?

    • A.

      Entertainment

    • B.

      Education

    • C.

      Government

    • D.

      Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    C. Government
    Explanation
    The term government refers to the institution responsible for making, regulating, managing, and enforcing the laws of a nation, community, or state.

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  • 11. 

    True or false: the English word "government" is derived from the Latin word "gubernate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True, the English word government is derived from the Latin word "gubernate," meaning to direct, rule, govern, or guide, which in turn is derived from the Greek word κυβερνάω, or "kybernan," meaning to pilot a ship.

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Andrea Glass |Bachelor's Degree, History |
History Exppert
Andrea is an accomplished historian with a Master's degree in medieval history from the University of Leicester. Her expertise, cultivated over a decade of academic research and paper writing, spans various historical topics. Her passion for history fuels her commitment to sharing knowledge through diverse mediums, enriching understanding and fostering appreciation for the past. Andrea's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of historical subjects also extends to her role in reviewing historical quizzes, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and educational value for students and enthusiasts alike.

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