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  • 1. 

    Which are parts of the Constitution?

    • A.

      Preamble

    • B.

      Postamble

    • C.

      Articles

    • D.

      Assignments

    • E.

      Amendments

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Preamble
    C. Articles
    E. Amendments
    Explanation
    The Constitution is composed of various parts that outline the fundamental principles and framework of a country's government. The preamble is an introductory statement that highlights the goals and objectives of the Constitution. Articles are the main body of the Constitution, which outline the structure and powers of the government and the rights and responsibilities of the citizens. Amendments are changes or additions made to the Constitution over time in order to adapt to the changing needs of society. Therefore, the correct answer includes the preamble, articles, and amendments as parts of the Constitution.

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  • 2. 

    The Introduction to the Constitution is (are) the...

    • A.

      Preamble

    • B.

      Articles

    • C.

      Amendments

    • D.

      Branches

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Preamble
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Preamble. The Preamble is the introductory statement to the Constitution that outlines the goals and purposes of the document. It sets the tone for the rest of the Constitution and provides a brief overview of the principles and values that the Constitution aims to uphold. The Articles, Amendments, and Branches are all important components of the Constitution, but they are not considered the introduction.

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  • 3. 

    The Constitution promises that the government will make everyone in the world free.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 4. 

    The Constitution is a ______________ between the People of the United States and their government.

    • A.

      Promise

    • B.

      Contract

    • C.

      Book

    • D.

      Plan

    Correct Answer
    B. Contract
    Explanation
    The Constitution is referred to as a contract because it establishes the terms and conditions under which the government operates and the rights and responsibilities of the people. It is a binding agreement that outlines the powers and limitations of the government, as well as guarantees certain fundamental rights to the citizens. Just like a contract, it can only be changed through a specific process, such as the amendment process outlined in the Constitution itself.

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  • 5. 

    The Constitution is a Living Document because it can be changed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Constitution is considered a living document because it can be changed. This means that it is not a static document and can be adapted to meet the evolving needs and values of society. The framers of the Constitution intentionally created a process for making amendments, allowing for the document to be modified as necessary. This flexibility ensures that the Constitution remains relevant and effective in governing the nation over time.

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  • 6. 

    Which theory of Government declares that the People should be able to change their Government if it is not serving them well?

    • A.

      The Revolution Theory

    • B.

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      The Civil Rights Theory

    • D.

      The Social Contract Theory

    Correct Answer
    D. The Social Contract Theory
    Explanation
    The Social Contract Theory declares that the people should be able to change their government if it is not serving them well. This theory suggests that government is formed through a social contract between the rulers and the ruled, where the rulers have a responsibility to protect the rights and interests of the people. If the government fails to fulfill this duty, the people have the right to alter or abolish it and establish a new government that better serves their needs and interests.

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  • 7. 

    Which Article deals with the Legislative Branch?

    • A.

      Article 5

    • B.

      Article 4

    • C.

      Article 7h

    • D.

      Article 1

    Correct Answer
    D. Article 1
    Explanation
    Article 1 of the Constitution deals with the Legislative Branch. This article establishes the structure, powers, and responsibilities of the legislative branch of the federal government, which is composed of the Congress. It outlines the two chambers of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and specifies their qualifications, terms, and powers. Article 1 also grants Congress the authority to make laws, levy taxes, regulate commerce, declare war, and perform other important functions.

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  • 8. 

    The Legislative Branch includes the President, Vice President, and Advisers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The Legislative Branch does not include the President, Vice President, and Advisers. The Legislative Branch is responsible for making laws and consists of the Congress, which is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The President, Vice President, and Advisers belong to the Executive Branch, which is responsible for enforcing laws.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is dealt with in Article 2 about the Executive Branch?

    • A.

      President

    • B.

      Senators

    • C.

      Representatives

    • D.

      Vice President

    • E.

      Courts

    • F.

      Advisers

    • G.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. President
    D. Vice President
    F. Advisers
    Explanation
    Article 2 of the Constitution deals with the Executive Branch. The President is the head of the Executive Branch, and the Vice President serves as the President's second in command. The President's advisers, also known as the Cabinet, are also part of the Executive Branch. Therefore, the correct answer includes the President, Vice President, and advisers.

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  • 10. 

    Article 3 deals creates the Supreme Court. Which branch is this part of?

    • A.

      Executive

    • B.

      Legislative

    • C.

      Judicial

    • D.

      Deciding

    Correct Answer
    C. Judicial
    Explanation
    Article 3 of the Constitution establishes the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the United States and is responsible for interpreting laws and resolving disputes. As such, it falls under the Judicial branch of the government.

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  • 11. 

    How many branches are in the Federal Government?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The Federal Government consists of three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch. Each branch has its own distinct powers and responsibilities, ensuring a system of checks and balances. The executive branch is headed by the President, the legislative branch is made up of Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives), and the judicial branch is composed of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Together, these three branches work together to govern the country and uphold the Constitution.

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  • 12. 

    To amend the Constitution means to do what?

    • A.

      Change it

    • B.

      Adopt it.

    • C.

      Throw it out.

    • D.

      Outlaw it.

    Correct Answer
    A. Change it
    Explanation
    To amend the Constitution means to make alterations or modifications to it. This involves adding, removing, or revising certain provisions or articles within the Constitution. It does not involve completely discarding or outlawing the Constitution, but rather making changes to adapt it to the evolving needs and circumstances of a society.

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  • 13. 

    According to the Constitution, no law can be passed in the States or Congress has more power than the Constitutional Law.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the Constitution, the highest law of the land, no law can be passed by the States or Congress that has more power than the Constitutional Law. This means that the Constitution is the ultimate authority and any laws passed must adhere to its principles and limitations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 14. 

    How many Amendments are there?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      27

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    There are 27 Amendments in the United States Constitution. These Amendments are changes or additions made to the original Constitution to address various issues and expand the rights and protections of citizens. The Amendments cover a wide range of topics, including freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, voting rights, and prohibition of slavery. Each Amendment has its own significance and has been added at different points in history to reflect the evolving needs and values of the nation.

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  • 15. 

    Article One is called.........

    • A.

      The Bill Of Rights

    • B.

      The Premier Article

    • C.

      The Basic Bill

    • D.

      The Foundation Bill

    Correct Answer
    A. The Bill Of Rights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Bill Of Rights" because it is the commonly used and recognized name for the first article. The Bill of Rights refers to the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which were added to protect individual rights and freedoms. It is a significant and well-known document in American history.

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  • 16. 

    Check all of the rights established in the Bill of Rights.

    • A.

      Freedom of Religion

    • B.

      Freedom of Dress

    • C.

      Freedom of the Press

    • D.

      Freedom of Expression

    • E.

      Freedom of Speech

    • F.

      Right of Peacable Assembly

    • G.

      Right of Redress

    • H.

      Right to Bear Arms

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Freedom of Religion
    C. Freedom of the Press
    E. Freedom of Speech
    F. Right of Peacable Assembly
    G. Right of Redress
    H. Right to Bear Arms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a list of rights established in the Bill of Rights. These rights include Freedom of Religion, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech, Right of Peaceable Assembly, Right of Redress, and Right to Bear Arms. These rights are protected under the Constitution and are fundamental to the principles of democracy and individual liberty. They ensure that citizens have the freedom to practice their religion, express themselves, assemble peacefully, seek redress for grievances, and protect themselves.

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  • 17. 

    According to the 5th Amendment, a person cannot be forced to testify against himself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects individuals from self-incrimination, meaning that a person cannot be compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal case. This principle, known as the right against self-incrimination, is a fundamental aspect of the legal system and is designed to ensure fairness and protect individuals from being forced to provide evidence that could be used against them. Therefore, the statement that a person cannot be forced to testify against himself is true.

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  • 18. 

    According to the Constitution, if a person cannot afford a lawyer, he or she must go to trial without one.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. According to the Constitution, if a person cannot afford a lawyer, they have the right to have one provided for them by the government. This is based on the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees the right to legal counsel for those who cannot afford it. Therefore, a person who cannot afford a lawyer should not be forced to go to trial without one.

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  • 19. 

    Which Amendment abolished slavery?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. It was ratified in 1865, following the American Civil War, and it stated that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States." This amendment was a significant milestone in the fight for equality and freedom for all individuals.

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  • 20. 

    Women were given the right to vote before African Americans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. African Americans were not given the right to vote before women. In the United States, women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. However, African Americans had to wait until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to fully exercise their right to vote, as they faced various forms of discrimination and voter suppression throughout history.

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  • 21. 

    There  was a time when producing, transporting and using alcoholic beverages was banned in the US by the Constitution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Prohibition era in the US, the production, transportation, and consumption of alcoholic beverages were indeed prohibited by the Constitution. This was a nationwide ban that lasted from 1920 to 1933, with the intention of reducing crime, corruption, and social issues associated with alcohol. The ban led to the rise of illegal alcohol production and distribution, known as bootlegging, and the establishment of secret bars called speakeasies. The 18th Amendment was eventually repealed by the 21st Amendment, ending the prohibition of alcohol in the US.

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  • 22. 

    What is the maximum number of terms a President can serve?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    D. 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 because according to the 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, a President can serve a maximum of two terms. This amendment was ratified in 1951 in response to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four-term presidency, which was seen as a potential threat to the democratic principles of the country. Therefore, the amendment limits a President to serving a maximum of two terms or a total of eight years in office.

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  • 23. 

    The 26th Amendment changed the voting age to what?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    C. 18
    Explanation
    The 26th Amendment changed the voting age to 18. This amendment was ratified in 1971 and lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. It was a response to the Vietnam War and the argument that if 18-year-olds were old enough to be drafted into the military and fight in the war, they should also have the right to vote.

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