What's your Constitution quotient?

Every citizen should be familiar with the Constitution. I want to encourage everyone to read and understand it. In offering this little quiz, I hope to inspire people to learn more about it.

How Constitutionally conscious are you? Do you know what you're talking about, or do you just think you know? Find out where you stand by testing yourself here.

Created by: michael higbee

  1. Who was consideered to be the primary author, or "father," of the U.S. Constitution?
  2. Article I of the Constitution describes which branch of the government?
  3. The purpose of the Constitution is to...
  4. Which statement more accurately reflects the "doctine of enumerated powers" reflected in the 10th amendment?
  5. The Constitution was adopted immediately after the Revolution and we have lived under it ever since.
  6. The Legislative body of the United States consists of...
  7. Justices of the Supreme Court hold their offices "during good behavior."
  8. How many amendments make up what are known as "the Bill of Rights?"
  9. Article 1, section 3 says state populations shall be determined by "adding to the whole number of free persons...three fifths of all other persons." "All other persons" referred to slaves. Why were they counted as only three fifths?
  10. Which founding father did not attend the Constitutional Convention?
  11. The Constitution lists several qualifications for which office?
  12. What determines the number of electoral votes each state gets?
  13. Which constitutional power is not part of the system of check and balances?
  14. Which provision protects the people from "unreasonable searches and seizures"?
  15. Supreme Court Justices must be citizens of the United States.
  16. Article IV, section 4 states, "The United States shall guaranty to every State in this Union a __________ form of government..."
  17. Who decides how the "electors" of the electoral college are chosen?
  18. Every state has the same number of senators.
  19. The Second Amendment refers to...
  20. Which of the following phrases appears in the preamble?

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