Constitution Day Quiz

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

  1. In what year was the Constitution written?
  2. In the Preamble, which reason is not given for writing the Constitution?
  3. Which of these conditions does the Constitution stipulate for both the members of the House of Representatives and the members of the Senate?
  4. Scenario: Congress passes a bill and it goes to the President for approval. The President, however, does not approve. He writes his objections and sends the bill back to the House, where it originated. What must happen for the bill to become law?
  5. The Constitution prohibits the states from all of the following except
  6. According to the Constitution, the President is Commander in Chief of the ____________ and of the ____________ of the states.
  7. The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over all cases of the types listed below except for those involving _____________________________.
  8. The Constitution guarantees each state a(n) ____________ form of government.
  9. How many states needed to ratify the Constitution to establish it?
  10. The Second Amendment relates to _________________.
  11. The Fifth Amendment protects citizens from all of the following except _______________________.
  12. Both the Fifteenth and the Nineteenth Amendments address the issue of ______________________.
  13. Which amendment outlawed slavery?
  14. According to the Twentieth Amendment, the term for presidents and vice presidents ends on _______________, and the term for senators ends on ________________.
  15. What steps are taken to ratify an amendment?