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The Constitution Quiz

 

To achieve a passing score on the civics test, applicants are required to answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly.

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The Constitution Quiz

 

#1. What are the first three words of the Constitution?

The Constitution says: 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. With the words We the People, the Constitution states that the people set up the government. The government works for the people and protects the rights of people. In the United States, the power to govern comes from the people, who are the highest power. This is called popular sovereignty. The people elect representatives to make laws.

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#2. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

The President is the Commander in Chief of the military. The Founding Fathers strongly believed in republican ideals. A republic is a government where a country’s political power comes from the citizens, not the rulers, and is put into use by representatives elected by the citizens. That is why they made the president the commander in chief.

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#3. How many amendments does the Constitution have?

The Constitution of United States currently has 27 amendments. The latest amendment was added in 1992 and deals with how representatives and senators are paid. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights and were added in 1791.

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#4. Who is in charge of the executive branch of our Government?

Our federal government has three parts. They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

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#5. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

We elect a U.S. Senator for six years. The Framers of the Constitution wanted senators to be independent from public opinion. They thought a fairly long, six-year term would give them this protection. They also wanted longer Senate terms to balance the shorter two-year terms of the members of the House, who would more closely follow public opinion.

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#6. What is an amendment to the Constitution?

An amendment to the Constitution is a change or an addition.

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#7. Which of the following is one of the three parts of Government?

Our federal government has three parts. They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).

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#8. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

The Constitution separates the government’s power into three branches to prevent one person or group from having too much power. The separation of government into three branches creates a system of checks and balances.

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#9. Who makes federal laws?

Congress makes federal laws. A federal law usually applies to all states and all people in the United States. Either side of Congress, the Senate or the House of Representatives, can propose a bill to address an issue. If both houses approve the bill, it goes to the president. If the president signs the bill, it becomes a federal law.

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#10. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

A U.S. Senator represents all people of the state. Senators are elected to serve the people of their state for six years. Each of the two senators represents the entire state.””

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This Civics / Naturalization Quiz

Category
Society
Questions
10
Level
Medium

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