Principles Of The US Constitution: Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Principles Of The US Constitution: Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Questions Quiz

In this quiz, we’ll be looking at the principles of the United States Constitution, which is the supreme law of the United States of America, delineating the national frame of government across seven articles. What do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Popular sovereignty is where
    • A. 

      Government authority comes from the people

    • B. 

      Power is divided between the national government and the states

    • C. 

      Citizens and leaders must obey the law

  • 2. 
    Federalism is when
    • A. 

      Government authority comes from the people

    • B. 

      Power is divided between the national government and the states

    • C. 

      Citizens and leaders must obey the law

  • 3. 
    Republicanism is when
    • A. 

      Power is divided between the national government and the states

    • B. 

      The type of government where citizens elect representatives to make laws. The people exercise their power by voting for their political representative.\

    • C. 

      Citizens and leaders must obey the law

  • 4. 
    Separation of powers is when
    • A. 

      Citizens and leaders must obey the law

    • B. 

      Government authority comes from the people

    • C. 

      The government is broken into the 3 branches of government- jusicial, executive, and legislative

  • 5. 
    Limited government is when
    • A. 

      Citizens and leaders must obey the law. They cannot twist the law to serve their own interests.

    • B. 

      Government authority comes from the people

    • C. 

      Power is divided between the national government and the states

  • 6. 
    Individual rights are protected by the
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Amendments 11 to 27 of the Constitution

  • 7. 
    Which amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery?
    • A. 

      Amendment 13

    • B. 

      Amendment 15

    • C. 

      Amendment 22

  • 8. 
    Women finally gained the right to vote with the passage of
    • A. 

      Amendment 13

    • B. 

      Amendment 19

    • C. 

      Amendment 22

  • 9. 
    The term lame duck refers to which of the following?
    • A. 

      The President and Vice president terms will end soon.

    • B. 

      The President will be impeached due to misconduct.

    • C. 

      The President and Vice President will revise the Constitution.

  • 10. 
    How old must you be to vote?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      25

  • 11. 
    How can Congress override a presidential veto?
    • A. 

      One house must pass the bill by a two-thirds majority.

    • B. 

      Both houses must pass the bill by a two-thirds majority.

    • C. 

      Both houses must pass the bill by a three-fourths majority.