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4.9 Bill of RIGHTS

Quiz by Catherine Chesser

Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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113.20.15.A
113.20.15.C
113.20.16.A
113.20.19.B
113.20.21.B
113.20.25.A
113.20.25.C

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  • Q1

    Which document had the greatest influence on the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution? 

    The Articles of Confederation

    The English Bill of Rights

    The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    The Mayflower Compact

    120s
    113.20.15.A
  • Q2

    Which grievance from the Declaration of Independence is addressed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

    "He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly."

    "He has obstructed the... Laws for establishing Judiciary powers."

    "For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us."

    "For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury..."

    30s
    113.20.15.C
  • Q3

    Why was the Third Amendment prohibiting the quartering of troops added to the U.S. Constitution? 

    To address colonial treatment by the British military

    To reinforce the need for state militias in the United States

    To maintain control over members of the British military

    To ensure the national government could pay for the U.S. military

    120s
    113.20.16.A
  • Q4

    Which idea correctly replaces the question mark in this diagram?

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    Due Process

    Eminent Domain

    Free Speech

    Federalism

    120s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q5

    Which situation violates the Eighth Amendment protections regarding criminal punishment?

    A protestor is jailed for violent acts at a political rally.

    A judge orders that an accused person be jailed until bail is paid. 

    A person is sentenced to ten years imprisonment for assault and robbery. 

    A person is sentenced to life in jail for shoplifting.

    30s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q6

    Which sentence completes this diagram?

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    Cruel and Unusual Punishment cannot be inflicted

    People cannot be forced to be witnesses against themselves

    Warrants cannot be issued unless probable cause is established

    A defendant cannot be denied a speedy and public trail

    30s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q7

    Which amendment provides for the protections described in this list? 

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    First Amendment

    Fourth Amendment

    Tenth Amendment

    Fifth Amendment

    120s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q8

    Which constitutional guarantee did this act violate? 

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    Freedom of assembly

    The right to due process

    Freedom of the press

    The right to a jury trial

    120s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q9

    The constitutional amendment excerpted protects people in the United States from-

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    imprisonment for life without a jury trial

    excessive fines for traffic violations

    excessive surveillance by the government

    conscription by the armed forces

    120s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q10

    When citizens report for jury duty, they are helping uphold a constitutional right guaranteed by the-

    Second Amendment

    First Amendment

    Sixth Amendment

    Ninth Amendment

    120s
    113.20.19.B
  • Q11

    Why is this type of interaction important in U.S. society? 

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    Free speech allows people to help create a better government

    Due process laws are guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment

    Individual protections are guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment

    Freedom of press helps the government respond to public opinion

    120s
    113.20.21.B
  • Q12

    Which document was most influenced by this statue? 

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    The Declaration of Independence

    The Bill of Rights

    The Articles of Confederation

    The Bill of Rights

    120s
    113.20.25.A
  • Q13

    Which historical action was protected by the First Amendment guarantee regarding religion? 

    The nativist Know-Nothing Party attracted more members

    City officials worked to reduce the political power of Catholic immigrants

    Evangelists led revivals in New England

    Eastern communities forced Mormons to migrate to the West

    120s
    113.20.25.C
  • Q14

    Which statement explains how the First Amendment has affected this groups? 

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    These groups are prevented from having worship services in public places

    These groups are allowed to share and promote their beliefs

    These groups are allowed to join together to form a national religion

    These groups are prevented from establishing religious schools

    120s
    113.20.25.C
  • Q15

    Which factor contributed to the founding of new religious groups in the United States? 

    Growth of abolitionist movements

    Freedoms listed in the Bill of Rights

    Beliefs expressed by Transcendentalists

    Expansion of individual voting rights

    30s
    113.20.25.C

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