U.S. Constitution Study Exam Part 1 - Ccms

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  • 1. 

    This person is considered the "Father" of the U.S. Constitution.

    • A.

      Ben Franklin

    • B.

      John Hancock

    • C.

      James Madison

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    Correct Answer
    C. James Madison
    Explanation
    James Madison is considered the "Father" of the U.S. Constitution because he played a significant role in drafting and promoting the document. As one of the main authors of the Constitution, Madison's ideas and contributions were instrumental in shaping the structure and content of the document. He also played a key role in advocating for its ratification and was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, which provided arguments in favor of the Constitution. Madison's extensive knowledge of political theory and his commitment to creating a strong central government made him a central figure in the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • 2. 

    The number of Articles in the U.S. Constitution.

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    The U.S. Constitution consists of seven articles. Each article covers a different aspect of the government structure and its powers. These articles establish the framework for the three branches of government, define the relationship between the states, outline the amendment process, and establish the supremacy of the Constitution itself. Therefore, the correct answer is 7.

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  • 3. 

    The number of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. These amendments are changes or additions made to the original text of the Constitution in order to address specific issues or concerns that have arisen over time. Each amendment goes through a rigorous process of proposal and ratification, requiring approval from both the federal government and the states. These amendments have played a crucial role in shaping the rights and responsibilities of American citizens and have helped to ensure that the Constitution remains a living document that can adapt to the changing needs of society.

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  • 4. 

    The opening paragraphs to the U.S. Constitution that outline the goals of the writers is called this.

    • A.

      The Preamble

    • B.

      The Oblique

    • C.

      The Prologue

    • D.

      The Epilogue

    Correct Answer
    A. The Preamble
    Explanation
    The opening paragraphs of the U.S. Constitution that outline the goals of the writers are called the Preamble. The Preamble serves as an introduction to the Constitution and sets the tone for the document. It states the purpose of the Constitution, which includes establishing justice, ensuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty. The Preamble is an important part of the Constitution as it reflects the intentions and aspirations of the framers.

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  • 5. 

    Article 1 establishes this branch of governemnt.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judicial

    • D.

      Cabinet

    Correct Answer
    A. Legislative
    Explanation
    Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States establishes the Legislative branch of government. This branch is responsible for making laws and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Legislative branch has the power to propose and pass legislation, declare war, and regulate commerce among other important functions.

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  • 6. 

    Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution establishes this branch of government.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judical

    • D.

      Cabinet

    Correct Answer
    B. Executive
    Explanation
    Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution establishes the Executive branch of government. This branch is responsible for the enforcement and administration of laws. It includes the President, Vice President, and the Cabinet. The Executive branch has the power to execute and carry out laws, make appointments, negotiate treaties, and serve as the commander-in-chief of the military. This branch plays a crucial role in the separation of powers and ensures the proper functioning of the government.

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  • 7. 

    Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution establishes this branch of governemnt.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judical

    • D.

      Cabinet

    Correct Answer
    C. Judical
    Explanation
    Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution establishes the Judicial branch of government. This branch is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, as well as resolving disputes. It consists of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. The Judicial branch ensures that laws are constitutional and protects individual rights. It is separate from the Legislative and Executive branches to maintain a system of checks and balances in the government. The Cabinet, on the other hand, is a part of the Executive branch and consists of appointed officials who advise the President.

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  • 8. 

    The first 10 amendments are called this.

    • A.

      The Freedoms

    • B.

      The Bill of Lading

    • C.

      The Bill of Rights

    • D.

      The Miranda Rights

    Correct Answer
    C. The Bill of Rights
    Explanation
    The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are called "The Bill of Rights." These amendments were added to the Constitution in 1791 and outline the fundamental rights and freedoms of the American people, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial. The Bill of Rights is an essential part of the Constitution and serves as a safeguard against government infringement on individual liberties.

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  • 9. 

    This branch of government enforces the laws or sees to it that they are carried out.

    • A.

      Legislative Branch

    • B.

      Executive Branch

    • C.

      Judical Branch

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    B. Executive Branch
    Explanation
    The executive branch of government is responsible for enforcing the laws and ensuring that they are carried out. This branch includes the President, Vice President, and the various departments and agencies under their control. They have the authority to implement and enforce laws passed by the legislative branch, and they have the power to make executive orders and regulations to further enforce these laws. The executive branch plays a crucial role in maintaining law and order and ensuring that the government functions effectively.

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  • 10. 

    This branch of government makes the laws.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judical

    • D.

      Cabinet

    Correct Answer
    A. Legislative
    Explanation
    The legislative branch of government is responsible for making the laws. This branch is composed of elected representatives who propose, debate, and vote on bills that can become laws. They have the power to create, amend, or repeal laws in order to address the needs and concerns of the society. The legislative branch plays a crucial role in the democratic system, as it ensures that laws are made in a transparent and representative manner.

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  • 11. 

    This branch of government interprets the laws.

    • A.

      Legislative

    • B.

      Executive

    • C.

      Judical

    • D.

      Congress

    Correct Answer
    C. Judical
    Explanation
    The branch of government that interprets the laws is the judicial branch. This branch is responsible for interpreting and applying the laws to specific cases brought before the courts. The judicial branch ensures that laws are interpreted fairly and consistently, and it plays a crucial role in upholding the principles of justice and the rule of law. The legislative branch, on the other hand, is responsible for making laws, while the executive branch is responsible for enforcing them. Congress is a part of the legislative branch and is responsible for making laws at the federal level in the United States.

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  • 12. 

    Minimum age for senator.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      No minimum age

    Correct Answer
    B. 30
    Explanation
    The minimum age for a senator is 30. This is the age requirement set by the Constitution for individuals to be eligible to serve as a senator in the United States.

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  • 13. 

    The minimum age to be a Representative.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      No minimum age

    Correct Answer
    A. 25
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25 because according to the United States Constitution, a person must be at least 25 years old to be eligible to serve as a Representative in the House of Representatives. This requirement ensures that individuals have attained a certain level of maturity and experience before holding such a position of responsibility in the legislative branch of government.

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  • 14. 

    The minimum age to be a Supreme Court Judge.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      No minimum age

    Correct Answer
    D. No minimum age
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "no minimum age" because there is no specific age requirement mentioned in the question for someone to become a Supreme Court Judge. This means that individuals of any age can potentially hold this position, as long as they meet other necessary qualifications and criteria.

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  • 15. 

    The minimum age to be President.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      No minimum age

    Correct Answer
    C. 35
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 35 because the United States Constitution states that a person must be at least 35 years old to be eligible to serve as President. This requirement ensures that the President has enough life experience and maturity to handle the responsibilities of the highest office in the country.

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  • 16. 

    Residency ("where live") requirements to be Senator.

    • A.

      Must live in the U.S. for 14 years.

    • B.

      Must live in the state representing.

    • C.

      Must have lived in the state at one time, though not currently.

    • D.

      No residency requirements.

    Correct Answer
    B. Must live in the state representing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Must live in the state representing." This means that in order to be a Senator, one must reside in the state that they will be representing. This requirement ensures that Senators have a direct connection and understanding of the needs and concerns of the constituents they will be serving. It also helps to ensure that Senators are familiar with the local issues and can effectively represent the interests of their state in the legislative process.

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  • 17. 

    Residency ("where live") requirements to be U.S. President.

    • A.

      Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years.

    • B.

      Must have lived in Washington D.C. for 5 years

    • C.

      Must be a resident of at least one U.S. state for 2 years

    • D.

      Must have lived in the U.S. all of his/her life.

    Correct Answer
    A. Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years." This means that in order to be eligible to be the U.S. President, a person must have resided in the United States for a minimum of 14 years. This requirement ensures that the President has a deep understanding of the country, its values, and its history. It also ensures that the President has spent a significant amount of time living and experiencing life in the United States, which is important for making informed decisions and representing the American people effectively.

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  • 18. 

    What citizenship requirement must one meet to run for President?

    • A.

      Citizen of the U.S. for 14 years.

    • B.

      A natural-born citizen.

    • C.

      No citizenship requirement.

    • D.

      Citizen of the U.S. for one year.

    Correct Answer
    B. A natural-born citizen.
    Explanation
    To run for President, one must meet the citizenship requirement of being a natural-born citizen. This means that the individual must have been born as a citizen of the United States, either by being born on U.S. soil or by being born to U.S. citizen parents. This requirement ensures that only individuals with a strong connection to the country and its values can hold the highest office in the nation.

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  • 19. 

    Term for U.S. President.

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      4 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      8 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 years
    Explanation
    The term for a U.S. President is 4 years. This is because the President is elected for a fixed term of 4 years, as stated in the U.S. Constitution. After serving their initial term, a President can be re-elected for a second term of another 4 years, totaling a maximum of 8 years in office. This system allows for regular elections and ensures that the President remains accountable to the people.

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  • 20. 

    Term for U.S. Senate

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      4 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      8 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 years
    Explanation
    The term for U.S. Senate is 6 years. This means that senators are elected to serve a 6-year term before they have to run for re-election. This longer term allows senators to have more time to focus on legislative work and policy-making, as compared to members of the House of Representatives who have shorter terms of 2 years. The longer term also provides stability and continuity in the Senate, allowing senators to build expertise and relationships over time.

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  • 21. 

    Term for Representative.

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      4 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 years
    Explanation
    The term for a representative is typically 2 years. This means that representatives are elected by the people to serve in their respective positions for a period of 2 years before they must seek re-election. This shorter term allows for more frequent turnover and the opportunity for the electorate to hold their representatives accountable more frequently. It also allows for a more responsive government that can adapt to changing circumstances and public sentiment in a relatively short period of time.

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  • 22. 

    Term for U.S. Supreme Court.

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      4 years

    • C.

      6 years

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    The U.S. Supreme Court justices do not serve for a fixed term. Instead, they serve for life or until they choose to retire. This is to ensure their independence and insulate them from political pressures. The lack of a fixed term allows justices to make decisions based on the law and the Constitution rather than worrying about potential re-election or reappointment.

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  • 23. 

    Minimu age to be Supreme Court Justice.

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      35

    Correct Answer
    A. None
    Explanation
    There is no minimum age requirement to be a Supreme Court Justice. The Constitution does not specify any age limit for this position. Therefore, the correct answer is "none".

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  • 24. 

    This term means to endlessly talk to prevent the hearing of a bill.

    • A.

      Impeachment

    • B.

      Filibuster

    • C.

      Veto

    • D.

      Quorum

    Correct Answer
    B. Filibuster
    Explanation
    A filibuster refers to the act of continuously speaking in order to delay or prevent the passage of a bill. It involves a lengthy speech or series of speeches made by a member of a legislative body, with the intention of obstructing the legislative process. By speaking for an extended period of time, the filibusterer aims to prevent the bill from being voted on or reaching a final decision. Filibusters are often used as a tactic to draw attention to an issue, gain media coverage, or force negotiations or compromises on the bill in question.

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  • 25. 

    This term means to accuse a federal official of a wrongdoing.

    • A.

      Impeach

    • B.

      Veto

    • C.

      Quorum

    • D.

      Filibuster

    Correct Answer
    A. Impeach
    Explanation
    Impeach means to accuse a federal official of a wrongdoing. It is a legal process used in some countries, such as the United States, to remove a public official from office for misconduct or abuse of power. This term specifically refers to the act of bringing charges against a high-ranking government official, such as the President, Vice President, or federal judges. Impeachment is a serious and formal accusation that can lead to a trial and potential removal from office if found guilty.

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  • 26. 

    This terms describes when the President rejects a proposed law by Congress.

    • A.

      Impeach

    • B.

      Veto

    • C.

      Filibuster

    • D.

      Quorum

    Correct Answer
    B. Veto
    Explanation
    The term that describes when the President rejects a proposed law by Congress is "veto." When the President exercises the power of veto, they are essentially saying that they do not approve of the proposed legislation and are preventing it from becoming law. This is an important check and balance in the American system of government, allowing the President to have a say in the legislative process and potentially prevent the passage of laws they believe are not in the best interest of the country.

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  • 27. 

    The highest law in the land is

    • A.

      The Constitution.

    • B.

      The Articles of Confederation.

    • C.

      The Ordain Ministrial Letters.

    • D.

      The Declaration of Independence.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Constitution.
    Explanation
    The highest law in the land is the Constitution because it serves as the supreme legal authority in a country. It outlines the framework of government, establishes the rights and freedoms of citizens, and sets the limitations and powers of each branch of government. The Constitution provides the basis for all laws and regulations, and any other legal document or agreement must be in accordance with its provisions. The Articles of Confederation, the Ordain Ministrial Letters, and the Declaration of Independence are important historical documents, but they do not hold the same legal authority as the Constitution.

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  • 28. 

    The document that the 13 states used to operate their government on before the U.S. Constitution.

    • A.

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B.

      Common Sense

    • C.

      The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    • D.

      The Articles of Confederation.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Articles of Confederation.
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation were the document that the 13 states used to operate their government before the U.S. Constitution. The Articles created a weak central government with limited powers, giving most authority to the individual states. This system ultimately proved ineffective and led to the drafting of the U.S. Constitution to establish a stronger federal government.

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