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Winners of Constitution Day Quiz Announced

September 21, 2009

The Mount Union College students who scored the highest on the Constitution Day quiz are Kylie Christopher, Kyle Edwards, David J. Harris, Nicolina Nolletti and Kelsey Tomlinson. In all, there were 155 people who participated. 

Answers to the Constitution Day Quiz

Which of the following is NOT guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?
 
A) The right to an education
B) The right to vote
C) The right to health care
*D) None of the above are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
 
The Constitution requires that the Supreme Court consist of ____ members.
 
A) at least 3
B) 9
C) no more than 15
*D) It does not specify.
 
Which of the following is NOT a First Amendment right?
 
A) Freedom of Religion
B) Freedom of Speech
*C) Right to Bear Arms
D) All of the above are First Amendment rights
 
Opponents of the Constitution were known as
 
A) unpatriotic.
*B) the Anti-Federalists.
C) British loyalists.
D) There were no opponents to the Constitution.
 
Before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women had no right to vote anywhere in the United States.
 
True
*False
 
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote a series of articles in support of the new Constitution; collectively, their writings are known as
 
*A) The Federalist Papers
B) Notes on the Constitutional Convention
C) The Articles of Confederation
D) Common Sense
 
The Constitution Convention was held in a private session, closed to the public.
 
*True
False
 
The most recent amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1992, and it involves
 
A) the Electoral College.
B) the right to privacy.
*C) congressional pay raises.
D) a rule against shouting at the president while he is speaking.
 
Which phrase appears in the U.S. Constitution?
 
A) All men are created equal.
B) From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs.
C) All people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
*D) None of these appear in the Constitution
 
Who presided over the Constitutional Convention?
 
*A) George Washington
B) John Adams
C) Thomas Jefferson
D) Ben Franklin
 
The word "slavery" does not appear in the original Constitution.
 
*True
False
 
The U.S. Constitution prohibits states from taxing their own citizens.
 
True
*False
 
The U.S. Constitution prohibits the Federal Government from taxing citizens.
 
True
*False
 
Amendments to the Constitution must be ratified by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress, and by
 
A) the President of the United States
B) the Supreme Court of the United States
*C) three-quarters of the states
D) a majority of Americans
 
Which presidential power is completely unchecked?
 
A) the veto power
*B) The pardon power
C) the power to declare war
D) the power to ratify treaties with foreign nations
 
The Constitution limits members of Congress to how many terms of office?
 
A) two
B) three
C) four
*D) there is no limit

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