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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 two parts of the U.S. Congress?

Congress is divided into two parts – the Senate and the House of Representatives. Specific powers are assigned to each of these chambers.

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#2. 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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#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. What is the rule of law?

The rule of law does not have a precise definition, and its meaning can vary. Generally, however, it can be understood that everyone must follow the law, even the government, and that no one is above the law. John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers and the second president of the United States. He wrote that our country is, a government of laws, and not of men.In the United States, the U.S. Constitution is the foundation for the rule of law.

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#5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of articles, and came into effect on December 15, 1791, when they had been ratified by three-fourths of the States.

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#6. 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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#7. What does the Constitution do?

The Constitution of the United States divides government power between the national government and state governments. The name for this division of power is federalism. Federalism is an important idea in the Constitution. We call the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution the Framers of the Constitution. The Framers wanted to limit the powers of the government, so they separated the powers into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Constitution explains the power of each branch. The Constitution also includes changes and additions, called amendments. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.The Bill of Rights established the individual rights and liberties of all Americans.

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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. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

The House of Representatives has 435 voting members. The House of Representatives is the larger chamber of Congress. Since 1912, the House of Representatives has had 435 voting members. Each state must have at least one representative in the House.

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#10. 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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Society
Questions
10
Level
Medium

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