US Constitution Test Review
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q. what is the term used to describe a written plan of government?
    answer choices
    constitution
    compact
    unicameral
    confederation
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. what is the name of the first government of the USA that left the national government too weak?
    answer choices
    US Constitution
    Declaration of Independence
    Articles of Confederation
    Magna Carta
  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q. which government plan at the constitutional convention called for a bicameral legislature with BOTH houses being based solely on population?
    answer choices
    The Great Compromise
    The 3/5 Compromise
    The New Jersey Plan
    The Virginia Plan
  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q. what agreement was reached that allowed a portion of slaves to count towards a state's population when determining representation in congress?
    answer choices
    The Great Compromise
    The 3/5 Compromise
    The five-thirds plan
    The New Jersey Plan
  • Question 5
    120 seconds
    Q. Which idea gave all states equal representation in the Senate and more populous states more representation in the house?
    answer choices
    Virginia Plan
    Great Compromise
    New Jersey Plan
    Three-fifths compromise
  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q. Which group believed the constitution should provide protection for certain basic liberties and refused to ratify the new constitution unless a bill of rights was promised?
    answer choices
    Anti-federalists
    Federalists
    Liberals
    Conservatives
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. Which term refers to a court order allowing the police to search and seize a person's items for a criminal investigation?
    answer choices
    indictment
    grand jury
    search warrant
    subpoena
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. which term refers to the right to make requests to the government about law or policy change?
    answer choices
    petition
    libel
    eminent domain
    slander
  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q. what is the group of people chosen by state legislatures to select the president and vice president?
    answer choices
    the senate
    house of representatives
    the federalists
    electoral college
  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q. what keeps one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
    answer choices
    checks and balances
    implied powers
    rule of law
    popular sovereignty
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q. which branch of government makes laws and spends money appropriately for the country?
    answer choices
    Executive branch
    Legislative branch
    Judicial branch
    Bicameral branch
  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q. which branch of government carries out and enforces the laws of the land?
    answer choices
    Executive branch
    Legislative branch
    Judicial branch
    Bicameral branch
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. which branch of government interprets the meaning of laws that have been passed?
    answer choices
    Executive branch
    Legislative branch
    Judicial branch
    Bicameral branch
  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q. which section of the constitution explains the purpose of government and where government's power comes from?
    answer choices
    the preamble
    bill of rights
    Article I
    Article III
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. the first ten amendments to the constitution are known as what?
    answer choices
    the preamble
    Article I
    Article II
    Bill of Rights
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