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Constitution Quiz

Questions on the parts of the Constituion

What are the age limitations to become a member of the House of Representatives, a Senator, and the President respectfully? 25,30,35
What position does the vice-president hold in the senate? President
Who is the Speaker-of-the-House? Leader of the House of Representatives
When can the President of the Senate vote? In the case of a tie
Which amendment changed how Senators were elected? 17th
To override a veto, what fraction of each house of Congress must approve? 2/3
How are the number of electoral votes per state decided? Add up number of Senators and Representatives in the House
What is the overarching purpose of Article I? Describe the Legislative branch
What is the term length of Supreme Court justices? Life-long
How can Supreme Court justices be replaced? Death or Impeachment
Who decides the number of federal courts? Congress
Which law takes precedence: State or Federal? Federal
Which house of Congress approves Presidential nominations? Senate
Where do economic bills originate? House of Representatives
Which article prohibits religion as being a qualification for a federal position? Article V
To approve a proposed amendment, what fractions of the Houses of Congress are necessary? 2/3
What fraction of the States must comply to approve a proposed amendment for ratification? 3/4
Which article outlines the Judicial branch? Article III
What was the main purpose of Article VII? Outline the necessary number of States that had to ratify the Constitution in order for it to come into effect
How many States had to ratify the Constitution to put it into effect? 9
What are the freedoms guaranteed by the first amendment? Press, Assembly, Religion, Speech, Petition
What is the broad term used to describe the first ten amendments? Bill of Rights
What does the eighth amendment guarantee? Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
What were the five actions prompted by the Preamble? Establish justice, Insure Domestic Tranquility, Provide for the Common Defense, Promote the General Welfare, and Secure the Blessings of Liberty
What were the six big ideas of the Constitution? Limited Government, Federalism, Checks and Balances, Popular Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, Judicial Review
Created by: nblumenthal



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