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Amendments Test

Quiz by Dovie Stevens

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  • Q1
    What do the first eight amendments all have in common?
    Personal rights/ individual freedoms
    states' rights
  • Q2
    What do amendments 15, 19, and 26 have in common?
    personal rights/freedoms
    states' rights
    Voting rights
  • Q3
    Amendments 4,5, 6,7, and 8 all protect people from what?
    being arrested/put on trial/punished without cause or due process
    cruel and unusual punishment
    being censured
    the gov't making decisions without them
  • Q4
    Amendments 6 and 7 both deal with:
    being censured
    being arrested
    Rights regarding trial
  • Q5
    In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton gave a speech about getting the right to be represented in gov't. Given the time period, what was she most likely advocating?
    Extending suffrage to women
    an amendment for due process
    Limiting freedom of speech to avoid problems
    allowing 18-year-olds to vote
  • Q6
    Which freedom is NOT a right protected by the Bill of Rights?
    ability to own a gun as long as the laws are followed
    The guarantee to a well-paying job
    freedom to join the church of your choice
    freedom to publish opinions in a newspaper
  • Q7
    What is the term for ensuring that your 4th amendment rights are protected, your arrest is legitimate, and your trial is both speedy and fair?
    Freedom of speech
    enumerated rights
    search and seizure
    Due process
  • Q8
    What are the benefits to freedom of press, speech, assembly, and protest?
    gov't-run news organizations are established
    The needs of citizens are heard, realized, and responded to by the gov't
    English is set as the official language
    the gov't hides its actions from citizens
  • Q9
    Which question would affect the 26th amendment?
    Who wants to vote anyway?
    We are free; why can't we vote?
    Women are citizens; why can't we vote
    We can be drafted; why can't we be allowed to vote?
  • Q10
    Why does the Miranda Rights include the phrase, "you have the right to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."
    Advises of the 6th amendment right to due process
    Ensures jails are kept calm and inmates aren't inciting riots.
    Advises arrestees to shut up or be charged with additional crimes
    Advises of the 5th amendment right against self-incriminiation
  • Q11
    Which amendment guarantees that all citizens have the right to use public facilities?
  • Q12
    Which is the FIRST court in the three levels of US federal courts?
  • Q13
    What do amendments 13, 14 , and 15 have in common?
    All relate to rights of the accused
    All address the 5 Freedoms
    All relate to rights of former slaves
    All relate to voting rights
  • Q14
    When do students NOT have the right to freedom of expression in what they wear or say at school?
    When it relates to drugs or alcohol
    When it supports a rival school
    When it shows one of the three "B's"
    When it could create a public disturbance

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