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Constitution Practice Test

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The Constitution is the set of rules or guidelines that organizes our gvernment.
 

 2. 

A constitutional government limits the powers of the government.
 

 3. 

In a federal system of government, the federal government shares power and responsibility with the states.
 

 4. 

The name given to the indivdiuals who created the Constituion is the “Founding Fathers” or the framers.
 

 5. 

There are only ten amendment to the constitution.
 

 6. 

The role of political parties is outlined in the Constitution.
 

 7. 

You can not vote or run for office if you were not born in the United States.
 

 8. 

Political parties select their candidates through the Primary Process.
 

 9. 

The President is elected by the Electoral College and not directly by popular vote.
 

 10. 

You must be at least 21 years old to vote.
 

 11. 

United States Federal Judges (including the Supreme Court) are appointed for life.
 

 12. 

Supreme Court Justices are voted on by popular vote.
 

 13. 

The legislative branch plays no role in filling of Supreme Court vacancies.
 

 14. 

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States.
 

 15. 

The only duty of the legislative branch is to make laws.
 

 16. 

The legislative branch may override a Presidential veto.
 

 17. 

Most of the work in congress is done in committee.
 

 18. 

The Vice President of United States is the president of the Senate.
 

 19. 

Every state has the same number of votes in Congress.
 

 20. 

The executvie branch is made up of the President and his/her cabinet.
 

 21. 

The President of the United States can not be removed from office
 

 22. 

The President is elected to a 6 year term.
 

 23. 

The President is not elected by popular vote.
 

 24. 

The impeachment process is started in the Senate.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 25. 

The first ten amendment to the Constitution are called
a.
the “Preamble.”
c.
“laws.”
b.
“legislation.”
d.
the “Bill of Rights.”
 
 
The following is the “Preamble” to the Constitution.   Read it, and then complete the questions.
“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
 

 26. 

Based on the Preamble, what is the purpose of the constitution of the United States?
a.
To insure that the President has the ultimate authority in the government.
c.
To insure that the federal government has more power then the individiual states.
b.
To insure that the poeple of the United States are the most important part of our country.
d.
To insure that no dictator ever governs our country.
 

 27. 

The Constitution can only be changed if
a.
the President makes the change.
c.
the Supreme Court declares a new law legal.
b.
congress passes a law.
d.
three-fourths of the states approve an amendment.
 

 28. 

A citizen who is traveling on Election Day can still vote using:
a.
a recall vote.
c.
the phone.
b.
the initiative.
d.
an absentee ballot.
 

 29. 

Which gave African American men the right to vote (former slaves)
a.
the 15th amendment.
c.
20th amendment.
b.
the 19th amendment.
d.
26th amendment.
 

 30. 

Sufferage is the
a.
right to run for office.
c.
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b.
right to vote.
d.
right to remain silent.
 

 31. 

The outcome of Supreme Court case are decided by
a.
2/3 vote.
c.
majority vote.
b.
3/4 vote.
d.
unanimous vote.
 

 32. 

The means by which the Supreme Court has authority to rule on constituionality of federal and state law is called
a.
appeals review.
c.
a supreme decision.
b.
ultimate authority.
d.
judicial review.
 

 33. 

The judicial branch is made up of
a.
only the supreme court.
c.
all courts in the United States.
b.
the supreme court and all other federal courts.
d.
only federal and state courts.
 

 34. 

If the President does not like a bill, he can reject by using his _________ authority.
a.
override
c.
impeachment
b.
bicameral
d.
veto
 

 35. 

What is the maximum number of years a President can serve?
a.
2 terms
c.
8 years
b.
6 years
d.
10 years
 

 36. 

Which President served more them two terms
a.
Abraham Lincoln
c.
Frankilin D. Roosevelt
b.
George Washington
d.
George Bush
 

Multiple Response
Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.
 

 37. 

Which of the following are methods used to establish they system of checks and balances? Choose all that apply.
 a.
veto
 c.
two-thirds override
 b.
appointment of justices
 d.
constitutionlity of laws
 

 38. 

Which of the following statements best define the “Bill of Rights?”  Choose all that apply.
 a.
It establishes the basic rights of all citizens.
 c.
It establishes the military within our federal government.
 b.
It gives the government the ability to limit the rights of citizens.
 d.
It protects specific rights, such as the freedom of religion and speech
 

 39. 

Which of the following are true, if you want to run for President:
 a.
a naturalized citizen.
 c.
14 years as a resident.
 b.
35 years of age.
 d.
registered voter.
 

 40. 

Which of the following are true, if you want to be a Senatort:
 a.
a native born citizen.
 c.
5 years as a resident.
 b.
30 years of age.
 d.
registered voter.
 

 41. 

The only way to stop being a Supreme Court Justice is to (select all that apply)
 a.
retire.
 c.
be impeached.
 b.
die.
 d.
to be fired by the President.
 

 42. 

The Supreme Court’s authority is “checked” by
 a.
the President.
 c.
popular vote.
 b.
the Legislative Branch.
 d.
judicial review.
 

 43. 

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
 a.
leads the Supreme Court.
 c.
has to be confirmed by the Senate.
 b.
is the judge in “Impeachment” cases.
 d.
can override all other justices on court cases.
 

 44. 

To be elected as Presient which of the following is true
 a.
native born citizen
 c.
10 year resident of the United States
 b.
30 years old
 d.
registered to vote
 

 45. 

Which of the following are duties of the Presidnet
 a.
preside over the Senate.
 c.
Chief Diplomat
 b.
Commander in Chief
 d.
create legislation
 

Matching
 
 
a.
Vice President
d.
Senate
b.
House of Representation
e.
override
c.
Impeachment
 

 46. 

by a 2/3 vote, congress can pass a law vetoed by the President
 

 47. 

to officially charge with wrong doing.
 

 48. 

has representation based on population.
 

 49. 

President of the Senate
 

 50. 

has equal representation in Congress
 



 
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