Question 1 of 12.
The first words of the Preamble to the US Constitution “We the People” helps establish which constitutional principle?
1. Popular Sovereignty
3. Limited Government
Question 2 of 12.
Which amendment allowed for the direction election of U.S Senators by the people therefore overriding Article I Section III of the original U.S. Constitution that called for the election of U.S. Senators by state legislators?
1. 24th Amendment
2. 16th Amendment
3. 23rd Amendment
4. 17th Amendment
Question 3 of 12.
How many judges does Article III, Section I specify should be on the U.S. Supreme Court?
3. It does not specify
Question 4 of 12.
In the only mention of religion in the original Constitution, Article VI declares that
1. No religious test is required to hold office
2. The government cannot prevent the free exercise religion
3. The government cannot establish a national religion
4. Religious tests are required to hold office
Question 5 of 12.
The three qualifications to be a U.S. Senator are all of the following except:
1. Citizen of the U.S. for 9 years
2. Citizen of the U.S. for 7 years
3. 30 years old
4. Inhabitant of the state in which they represent
Question 6 of 12.
Of the two methods allowed to ratify an amendment, the special state convention method has only been used once to ratify what amendment?
1. 13th Amendment
2. 21st Amendment
3. 18th Amendment
4. 19th Amendment
Question 7 of 12.
In which Federalist Paper did Hamilton argue for a single executive as opposed to an executive council because “wherever two or more persons are engaged in any common…pursuit, there is always danger of difference of opinion…bitter dissensions are apt to spring. Whenever these happen, they lessen the respectability, weaken the authority.”
1. Federalist No. 70
2. Federalist No. 39
3. Federalist No. 78
4. Federalist No. 10
Question 8 of 12.
Who brings impeachment charges against the President? And who tries the president on those charges and can bring a conviction and removal from office with a two-thirds vote?
1. Supreme Court; House of Representatives
2. Senate: Supreme Court
3. House of Representatives; Senate
4. Senate: House of Representatives
Question 9 of 12.
The principle of separation of powers is seen in the first three articles of the U.S. Constitution. Match each Article with the branch it outlines below:
1. Article 1 – Legislative; Article II – Judicial; Article III – Executive
2. Article 1 – Executive; Article III – Judicial; Article III – Legislative
3. Article 1 – Executive; Article III – Legislative; Article III – Judicial
4. Article 1 – Legislative; Article II - Executive; Article III – Judicial
Question 10 of 12.
As outlined in Article IV, Section IV, what two obligations does the national government have to the states?
1. Protection from invasion and domestic violence and a guarantee of a republican form of government
2. Enforcement of personal liberties and establishment of commerce
3. Creation of national roadways and other internal improvements and a guarantee of a republican form of government
4. Guaranteeing each state control over commerce and protection from foreign invasion
Question 11 of 12.
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution spells out seven different rights of the accused and include all the following except:
1. Right to a speedy trial
2. Right to an impartial Jury
3. Right to counsel
4. Right to due process of the law
Question 12 of 12.
Special state conventions were chosen to ratify the constitution for all of the following reasons except:
1. State legislatures seemed unlikely to ratify a document that shifted power away from the states and towards the national government
2. It was the only option available because the Confederation Congress had been absolved
3. The Confederation Congress was unlikely to ratify a document that greatly expanded the power of the national government as outlined in the Constitution
4. Framers of the Constitution could be elected to the special state conventions and help ensure ratification
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