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The Constitution

Quiz by Paul Bachman

Grade 8
Social Studies
California Public Schools Standards

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  • Q1
    The first ten amendments added to the Constitution are known as the
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    The Declaration of Independence
    The Preamble
    Bill of Rights
    30s
  • Q2
    What are the first three words of the Preamble to the Constitution?
    According to God
    We the People
    I Pledge Allegiance
    In this Constitution
    30s
  • Q3
    The Americans formed a republic, a government in which people rule through
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    Elected Representatives
    popular vote
    council of representatives
    appointed representatives
    30s
  • Q4
    The system established to maintain a balance of power between the three branches of government is called
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    checks and balances
    equilibrium
    separation of powers
    veto and override system
    30s
  • Q5
    For an amendment to be ratified, it must be approved by what fraction of the states?
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    one-third
    one-half
    nine-tenths
    three-fourths
    30s
  • Q6
    The president is head of the executive branch of the federal government.
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    True
    False
    30s
  • Q7
    States with larger populations have more representatives in Congress.
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    False
    True
    30s
  • Q8
    If at least one house of Congress agrees on a bill, the bill can be sent to the president.
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    False
    True
    30s
  • Q9
    A state’s number of representatives may increase or decrease depending on changes to the
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    economy
    size of the senate chambers
    Electoral College
    Population
    30s
  • Q10
    The Supreme Court has the power of
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    independent approval
    veto
    judicial review
    fillibuster
    30s
  • Q11
    A person who was born in another country can become a U.S. citizen through
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    process of elimination
    senate approval
    Naturalization
    house approval
    30s
  • Q12
    How many justices make up the Supreme Court?
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    nine
    twelve
    six
    ten
    30s
  • Q13

    The Constitution is based on how many key principles?

    nine 

    five

    seven

    three

    30s
  • Q14

    Justices of the Supreme Court listen to legal arguments about a case and then present and explain a decision called

    the Supreme ruling

    the Final Rule

    the Court’s opinion

    the Last Decree

    30s
  • Q15

    Which amendment to the Constitution provides due process protections for people accused of crimes?

    first

    fifth

    first

    ninth

    30s

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