Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 In the Declaration of Independence one of the charges against the king was that without colonists’ consent he had “quartered large bodies of armed troops among us.” This was remedied (protected against) in Amendment 5 Amendment 1 Amendment 7 Amendment 3 2 / 10 Which of the following is NOT a requirement to become a United States Representative? Must be a United States citizen Must have prior political experience at the state level Must be at least 25 years of age Must be an inhabitant of the state from which elected. 3 / 10 All of the following are correct EXCEPT: The Supreme Court has ruled that there can be no restrictions placed on how the press covers the trial. “To be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation” means that a defendant has the right to know the specific charge against him and cannot be convicted of one crime on an indictment charging a very different crime. The right “to have compulsory process for obtaining favorable witnesses” means that the defendant is entitled to subpoena or summon witnesses who could possibly produce testimony favorable to the defendant. “The confrontation clause” means that the defendant has a right to be present at his trial and to cross-examine witnesses against him.” 4 / 10 Which of the following statements regarding the Twenty-Seventh Amendment is TRUE? It requires that pay raises for Congress not be implemented until after a presidential election. It was introduced in 1791 but didn’t gain approval from Congress and thus had to be re-introduced in the 1990’s before ratification could begin. Madison rejected it as one of the original ones proposed as part of the Bill of Rights. It was part of the original proposed Bill of Rights but was not ratified until almost 200 years later. 5 / 10 The New Jersey plan provided that acts of Congress and treaties would be the supreme law, and state judicial rulings and state laws to the contrary would be void. All of the above Was authored (introduced) by William Paterson at the 1787 Constitutional Convention Was supported by delegates from the less populous states. 6 / 10 The Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia Selected George Washington to preside as the President of the Convention. Was attended by delegates from only 12 of the 13 states. All of the above. Was held behind closed doors in secrecy. 7 / 10 Which article in the constitution guarantees the states a republican form of government? Article VI Article VII Article IV Article V 8 / 10 The elastic clause of the Constitution authorizes to Congress powers that are sometimes called Taxing powers Express powers Implied powers Inherent powers 9 / 10 The Sixteenth Amendment granted the state the authority to tax Incomes Imports Commercial activity Property 10 / 10 Congress has the power to “promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” This is done to Secure for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. None of the above To generate more revenue for the government In order to reduce competition between major business competitors Your score is Try another 10!