US Constitution And Its Amendments Quiz Questions And Answers

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Are you from the US? Or Are you interested in studying the constitution of the US? If yes, then get ready for a difficult and interesting US constitution and its amendments quiz that will test how much you know the constitution and its amendments. The quiz will also be beneficial for you as it will give you some knowledge that you may not have before playing this quiz. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The power to remove the President from office through the impeachment process requires actions by
    • A. 

      Both houses of Congress

    • B. 

      The Senate only

    • C. 

      The House of Representatives only

    • D. 

      The chief justice of the Supreme Court only

    • E. 

      The Senate and the Supreme Court

  • 2. 
    When did Black women receive the right to vote in federal elections?
    • A. 

      With the ratification of the fifteenth Amendment in 1870

    • B. 

      With the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920

    • C. 

      With the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • D. 

      When the first Black woman was elected to Congress

    • E. 

      When the Three-Fifths Compromise was repealed

  • 3. 
    In The Federalist number 10, James Madison contended that the government should
    • A. 

      Deny citizens access to competitive factions

    • B. 

      Abolish most competitive factions

    • C. 

      Limit the number of political factions

    • D. 

      Regulate factions through taxation

    • E. 

      Permit many factions to compete

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a basic tenet of pluralist theory?
    • A. 

      Politics is best understood as the competition among groups of people with shared interests.

    • B. 

      Politics is best understood as the study of individuals rather than groups.

    • C. 

      Interest groups are too closely controlled by their leaders to be representative of the public at large.

    • D. 

      Courts should play almost no role in the political process because judges are almost never elected.

    • E. 

      Political leaders are motivated more by their values or visions than by their desire to be reelected.

  • 5. 
    Of the following, the most significant difference between the Constitution of 1787 and the Articles of Confederation was that the Constitution:
    • A. 

      Made states sovereign over the national government, while the Articles were based on national sovereignty

    • B. 

      Was difficult to amend, while the Articles included an easier process requiring approval by a simple majority of states

    • C. 

      Provided for a presidential system of government, while the Articles provided for a parliamentary system of government

    • D. 

      Created a dominant national executive, while the Articles established a dominant national legislature

    • E. 

      Provided for a strong national government with many powers, while the Articles created a weak central government with few independent powers

  • 6. 
    Which of the following forms of federal assistance to the states provides state governments with the greatest degree of flexibility in structuring their policy initiatives?
    • A. 

      Conditional grants-in-aid

    • B. 

      Categorical grants

    • C. 

      Block grants

    • D. 

      Unfunded mandates

    • E. 

      Earmarked funds

  • 7. 
    A recurring issue regarding the process of amending the Constitution has been that
    • A. 

      Most of the amendments introduced in Congress eventually have been ratified

    • B. 

      The required ratification by three-fourths of the states is cumbersome and time-consuming

    • C. 

      Amendments may be proposed and ratified by the same legislative body

    • D. 

      Amendments may alter the election processes or the federal government structure

    • E. 

      The process results in dangerous ideological swings due to the ease of ratification

  • 8. 
    Under the Constitution prior to the Seventeenth Amendment, United States Senators were
    • A. 

      Elected to ten-year terms

    • B. 

      Elected directly by the people

    • C. 

      Chosen only from the House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Appointed by the President

    • E. 

      Chosen by members of state legislatures

  • 9. 
    The "exclusionary rule" refers to which of the following?
    • A. 

      The right of defense attorneys to exclude or omit from their arguments any evidence that might damage their client's case

    • B. 

      The right of HIV-positive citizens to exclude their health status from job applications

    • C. 

      The rule that prohibits the use of illegally seized evidence in criminal prosecutions

    • D. 

      The rule that excludes illegal activity from prosecution if the activity was legal at the time it was committed.

    • E. 

      The precedent that forbids private men's clubs from excluding women

  • 10. 
    The First Amendment prevents the federal government from doing all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Establishing a state religion

    • B. 

      Abridging the free exercise of religion

    • C. 

      Passing bills of attainder or ex post facto laws

    • D. 

      Abridging the right of freedom of speech or of the press

    • E. 

      Abridging the right of the people to assemble peaceably

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