How Well Do You Know the Constitution?

How Well Do You Know the Constitution?

Happy Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by 39 delegates. It is the oldest written national constitution still in use today. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land, providing the framework for our government, and outlining state and federal rights.

Constitution Quiz

How well do you know the Constitution? Test yourself with these 7 questions! Answers are provided at the bottom of the post.

1. How many amendments have been made to the Constitution?

A. 33
B. 15
C. 27
D. 25

2. The system established in the Constitution which ensures political power is not concentrated in the hands of certain individuals or groups is known as:

A. Separation of church and state
B. Checks and balances
C. Limited government
D. Popular sovereignty

3. Which of these Founding Fathers did not sign the Constitution?

A. Benjamin Franklin
B. George Washington
C. James Madison
D. John Hancock

4. At 81 years old, this man was the oldest delegate to sign the Constitution:

A. Benjamin Franklin
B. Alexander Hamilton
C. Pierce Butler
D. Roger Sherman

5. The right of the judicial branch to determine whether legislation is unconstitutional is known as:

A. Executive order
B. Federalism
C. Judicial review
D. Separation of powers

6. The concept that the law applies equally to everyone, from government officials to average citizens, is known as:

A. Rule of law
B. Checks and balances
C. Popular sovereignty
D. Fairness rule

7. Popular sovereignty means that the government derives its authority from:

A. The Supreme Court
B. The people
C. The president
D. Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer Key:

  1. C
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
  6. A
  7. B