How Well Do You Know the US Constitution?

1. What document did the Constitution replace?

  • The Articles Of Confederation
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • The Magna Carta
  • The Bill of Rights

2. What are the first 10 amendments often called?

  • The Preamble
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The Federalist Papers
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

3. Which US President wrote most of the Constitution?

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson

4. What right does the First Amendment NOT address?

  • Free speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom from testifying against yourself in court
  • Freedom to assemble peaceably

5. Finish this 2nd amendment quote: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be _____."

  • infringed
  • taken away
  • discouraged
  • outlawed

6. The Constitution named the Vice President as the President of...

  • The Senate
  • The House of Representatives
  • The Supreme Court
  • General Motors

7. Who has the power to formally declare war, according to the Constitution?

  • The President
  • The Joint Chiefs Of Staff
  • The Congress
  • The Secretary of State

8. Which was the last state to ratify the Constitution?

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Rhode Island
  • New Hampshire

9. How many people did each black slave count as, according to the original constitution?

  • 2
  • 1
  • 3/5
  • 1/2

10. The Constitution has a total of how many amendments?

  • 10
  • 12
  • 21
  • 27

11. The supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves what?

  • Whigs
  • Federalists
  • Anti-Federalists
  • Pro-Constitutionalists

12. Which amendment gives women the right to vote?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 21
  • 19

13. How many justices should be on the Supreme Court, according to the Constitution?

  • 9
  • 12
  • Between 9 and 12
  • The Constitution doesn't specify

14. When someone "pleads the fifth" amendment, that person is allowed to:

  • Use a gun to defend themselves
  • Confront their accuser in court
  • Refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselves
  • Avoid cruel and unusual punishment

15. What is the youngest age for a president, according to the Constitution?

  • There isn't one
  • 20
  • 30
  • 35

16. Which of the following has NO official role in changing or amending the Constitution?

  • The President
  • The House of Representatives
  • The States
  • The U.S. Senate

17. Where did the Constitutional Convention meet in 1787?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Wilmington

18. What did the 21st Amendment to the Constitution do?

  • It established the prohibition of alcoholic drinks
  • It repealed the prohibition of alcoholic drinks
  • It abolished slavery
  • It guaranteed African American men the right to vote

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The Articles Of Confederation

1. What document did the Constitution replace?

  • The Articles Of Confederation
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • The Magna Carta
  • The Bill of Rights

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The correct answer is:
The Bill of Rights

2. What are the first 10 amendments often called?

  • The Preamble
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The Federalist Papers
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

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James Madison

3. Which US President wrote most of the Constitution?

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson

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Freedom from testifying against yourself in court

4. What right does the First Amendment NOT address?

  • Free speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom from testifying against yourself in court
  • Freedom to assemble peaceably

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infringed

5. Finish this 2nd amendment quote: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be _____."

  • infringed
  • taken away
  • discouraged
  • outlawed

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The Senate

6. The Constitution named the Vice President as the President of...

  • The Senate
  • The House of Representatives
  • The Supreme Court
  • General Motors

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The correct answer is:
The Congress

7. Who has the power to formally declare war, according to the Constitution?

  • The President
  • The Joint Chiefs Of Staff
  • The Congress
  • The Secretary of State

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Rhode Island

8. Which was the last state to ratify the Constitution?

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Rhode Island
  • New Hampshire

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3/5

9. How many people did each black slave count as, according to the original constitution?

  • 2
  • 1
  • 3/5
  • 1/2

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27

10. The Constitution has a total of how many amendments?

  • 10
  • 12
  • 21
  • 27

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Federalists

11. The supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves what?

  • Whigs
  • Federalists
  • Anti-Federalists
  • Pro-Constitutionalists

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19

12. Which amendment gives women the right to vote?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 21
  • 19

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The Constitution doesn't specify

13. How many justices should be on the Supreme Court, according to the Constitution?

  • 9
  • 12
  • Between 9 and 12
  • The Constitution doesn't specify

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The correct answer is:
Refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselves

14. When someone "pleads the fifth" amendment, that person is allowed to:

  • Use a gun to defend themselves
  • Confront their accuser in court
  • Refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselves
  • Avoid cruel and unusual punishment

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
35

15. What is the youngest age for a president, according to the Constitution?

  • There isn't one
  • 20
  • 30
  • 35

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The correct answer is:
The President

16. Which of the following has NO official role in changing or amending the Constitution?

  • The President
  • The House of Representatives
  • The States
  • The U.S. Senate

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The correct answer is:
Philadelphia

17. Where did the Constitutional Convention meet in 1787?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Wilmington

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It repealed the prohibition of alcoholic drinks

18. What did the 21st Amendment to the Constitution do?

  • It established the prohibition of alcoholic drinks
  • It repealed the prohibition of alcoholic drinks
  • It abolished slavery
  • It guaranteed African American men the right to vote

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