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1. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
_____Trial by Jury
2. The federal census of population is taken every five years.
3. If a person is indicted for a crime, name two rights which he has.
4. A U.S. senator elected at the general election in November takes office the following year
on what date?
5. A President elected at the general election in November takes office the following year
on what date?
6. Which definition applies to the word "amendment?"
_____Proposed change, as in a Constitution
_____Make of peace between nationals at war
_____A part of the government
7. A person appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court is appointed for a term of __________.
8. When the Constitution was approved by the original colonies, how many states had to
ratify it in order for it to be in effect? _________________________________________
9. Does enumeration affect the income tax levied on citizens in various states? __________
10. A person opposed to swearing in an oath may say, instead: I (solemnly) ______________________________________________________________
11. To serve as President of the United States, a person must have attained:
_____25 years of age
_____35 years of age
_____40 years of age
_____45 years of age
12. What words are required by law to be on all coins and paper currency of the U.S.?
13. The Supreme Court is the chief lawmaking body of the state.
14. If a law passed by a state is contrary to provisions of the U.S. Constitution, which law
15. If a vacancy occurs in the U.S. Senate, the state must hold an election, but meanwhile the
place may be filled by a temporary appointment made by
16. A U.S. senator is elected for a term of _____ years.
17. Appropriation of money for the armed services can be only for a period limited to _____
18. The chief executive and the administrative offices make up the ___________________
branch of government.
19. Who passes laws dealing with piracy?
20. The number of representatives which a state is entitled to have in the House of
Representatives is based on _________________________________________________
21. The Constitution protects an individual against punishments which are _______________
22. When a jury has heard and rendered a verdict in a case, and the judgment on the verdict has become final, the defendant cannot again be brought to trial for the same cause.
23. Name two levels of government which can levy taxes:
24. Communism is the type of government in:
25. Cases tried before a court of law are two types, civil and _________________________.
26. By a majority vote of the members of Congress, the Congress can change provisions of
the Constitution of the U.S.
27. For security, each state has a right to form a _________________________________.
28. The electoral vote for President is counted in the presence of two bodies. Name them:
29. If no candidate for President receives a majority of the electoral vote, who decides who
will become President? ___________________________________________________
30. Of the original 13 states, the one with the largest representation in the first Congress was
31. Of which branch of government is the Speaker of the House a part?
32. Capital punishment is the giving of a death sentence.
33. In case the President is unable to perform the duties of his office, who assumes them?
34. "Involuntary servitude" is permitted in the U.S. upon conviction of a crime.
35. If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in
36. Congress passes laws regulating cases which are included in those over which the U.S.
Supreme Court has ____________________________________________ jurisdiction.
37. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S.
_____Trial by Jury
38. The Legislatures of the states decide how presidential electors may be chosen.
39. If it were proposed to join Alabama and Mississippi to form one state, what groups would
have to vote approval in order for this to be done?
40. The Vice President presides over ____________________________________________.
41. The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to
42. The only laws which can be passed to apply to an area in a federal arsenal are those
passed by ___________________________________________ provided consent for the
purchase of the land is given by the _________________________________________.
43. In which document or writing is the "Bill of Rights" found? ______________________.
44. Of which branch of government is a Supreme Court justice a part?
45. If no person receives a majority of the electoral votes, the Vice President is chosen by the
46. Name two things which the states are forbidden to do by the U.S. Constitution.
47. If election of the President becomes the duty of the U.S. House of Representatives and it
fails to act, who becomes President and when?
48. How many votes must a person receive in order to become President if the election is
decided by the U.S. House of Representatives? _______________________________
49. How many states were required to approve the original Constitution in order for it to be
in effect? ______________________________________________________________
50. Check the offenses which, if you are convicted of them, disqualify you for voting:
_____Issuing worthless checks
51. The Congress decides in what manner states elect presidential electors.
52. Name two of the purposes of the U.S. Constitution. _________________________________________________________________________
53. Congress is composed of __________________________________________________.
54. All legislative powers granted in the U.S. Constitution may legally be used only by
55. The population census is required to be made very _____ years.
56. Impeachments of U.S. officials are tried by ___________________________________.
57. If an effort to impeach the President of the U.S. is made, who presides at the trial?
58. On the impeachment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., who tries the
59. Money is coined by order of:
_____The President's Cabinet
60. Persons elected to cast a state's vote for U.S. President and Vice President are called
61. Name one power which is exclusively legislative and is mentioned in one of the parts of
the U.S. Constitution above______________________________________________.
62. If a person flees from justice into another state, who has authority to ask for his return?
63. Whose duty is it to keep Congress informed of the state of the union?
64. If the two houses of Congress cannot agree on adjournment, who sets the time?
65. When presidential electors meet to cast ballots for President, must all electors in a state vote for the same person for President or can they vote for different persons if they so
66. After the presidential electors have voted, to whom do they send the count of their votes?
67. The power to declare war is vested in ________________________________________.
68. Any power and rights not given to the U.S. or prohibited to the states by the U.S. Constitution are specified as belonging to whom? ______________________________