Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 Which of the following is an example of a concurrent power? Power to declare war Power to coin money Power to tax Power to issue driver’s licenses 2 / 10 The only amendment that begins with what is called a “preamble” which refers to the opening words of the amendment is the Twenty-seventh Amendment Twenty-first Amendment Second Amendment First Amendment 3 / 10 The prosecuting attorney excluded all African American potential jurors from participating in the trial of an African American accused of a felony. The attorney for the defendant objected. His objection was based on the fact that The prosecutor’s behavior was a blatant violation of the 8th Amendment The trial would take longer since the jury pool had to be expanded, creating a delay in the start of the trial and thus violate the speedy trial provision of the 6th Amendment All of the above The composition of a jury should reflect the population of the area where the trial is being held 4 / 10 The Preamble CLEARLY states that the purpose of the new Constitution was to Form a more perfect union Act as a Bill of Rights for the citizens of every state Abolish the Articles of Confederation Create a free and open democracy 5 / 10 Together the House of Representatives and the Senate comprise a(n) Advisory body to the Supreme Court Parliament Unicameral legislature bicameral legislature 6 / 10 When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, Congress authorized the act under what part of the Constitution? 10th Amendment Full faith and Credit clause Spending clause Commerce clause 7 / 10 If an ambassador from the United Kingdom is charged with a crime while in the United States, the trial will be held In the state in which the crime was committed In a joint session of the U. S. Congress In a federal district court In the United States Supreme Court 8 / 10 In one of the earliest cases the Supreme Court heard and decided involving “the free exercise clause,” the Court determined that an individual has an absolute right to believe anything or nothing in terms of religion but not an absolute right to act on or practice that belief. The issue in Reynolds v. United States (1878) was Polygamy The right to refuse to serve in the military Prayer in public school Crosses on graves in Civil War cemeteries. 9 / 10 Which of the following statements regarding limited government is CORRECT? Limited government did not apply until the Fourteenth Amendment was passed following the Civil War. The president and Congress are held to this principle but the Supreme Court is not Provisions in the US Constitution and subsequent amendments make this principle applicable to all levels of government Only the federal government is held to this principle. 10 / 10 Horizontal federalism is the relationship between The states and local governments The United States and foreign go The States The States and the national government Your score is Try another 10!