Amendments Quiz - True or False?

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This is a quick test of your knowledge of the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Click "true" or "false" by each question, then submit your answers to find out your score.

  1. The 3rd Amendment says that no soldier in time of peace shall be quartered in a private citizens home without the homeowner’s consent.
  2. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  3. The 22nd Amendment says that the President of the U.S. is limited to serving no more than two terms in office, and no more than a total of ten years (in the case where a Vice President moves into the presidency as the result of a vacancy in that office, and is re-elected to his/her own terms of office).
  4. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  5. The 14th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
  6. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  7. According to the 4th Amendment, a well regulated militia (such as the National Guard, in modern times) was necessary for maintaining our national security, so the political leaders in Congress guaranteed that the right to bear arms would not be infringed (violated).
  8. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  9. The 12th Amendment requires that members of the Electoral College will vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots.
  10. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  11. The 5th Amendment guaranteeds that each person accused of a crime has the right to a fair and speedy trial by an impartial jury of his/her peers, to be informed of the accusations against him/her, to be confronted with the witnesses against him/her, to be able to subpoena (summon) witnesses to give testimony in his/her favor, and to have legal counsel (an attorney) for his/her defense.
  12. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  13. The 20th Amendment shortened the period of time between federal elections and the day that officials were sworn into office; sometimes called the “Lame Duck Amendment” because it gave “lame duck” officials (those who were not going to be sworn in, but were still in office) a shorter period of time to pass laws that tended to enrich their lives or the lives of their friends and political allies.
  14. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  15. The 15th Amendment is the basic guarantee of civil rights for all Americans. It defined “citizenship” as anyone born or naturalized in the U.S. (this automatically granted citizenship rights to former slaves). States were prohibited from enforcing any law that took away the rights, privileges, and immunities guaranteed to U.S. citizens without first making certain that “due process of law” had been carried out. All persons were now guaranteed “equal protection of the laws,” regardless of who they were or what their race, religion, or country of origin happened to be.
  16. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  17. According to the 8th Amendment, people and their personal property cannot be searched without a warrant, issued by a judge.
  18. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  19. The 1st Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, religion, and press, and the right to assemble peaceably and petition the government for redress of grievances.
  20. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  21. The 23rd Amendment says that citizens cannot be denied the right to vote in federal elections – either primaries or general elections – because they have not paid a tax on voting.
  22. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  23. Because of the 24th Amendment, people who live in Washington, D.C. are allowed to vote for President and granted three electoral votes, the minimum number of Electoral College ballots. (Before this amendment, residents of the District of Columbia were prohibited from voting for President.)
  24. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  25. The 18th Amendment began the Prohibition Era, during which the manufacture, transportation or sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited.
  26. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  27. The 10th Amendment guarantees that no person may be held to answer for a crime unless he or she has first been officially and legally charged (through an indictment by a grand jury or a presentment from a prosecutor); and no person can be tried for a crime, found not guilty, then tried again for that same exact crime.
  28. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  29. Because of the 9th Amendment, Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.
  30. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  31. Due to the 11th Amendment, a citizen from one state cannot sue a citizen in another state in federal court.
  32. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  33. The 21st Amendment guarantees that the right to vote cannot be denied because of a person’s sex.
  34. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  35. The 26th Amendment established the minimum age requirement for voting in federal elections at eighteen years.
  36. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  37. Because of the passage of the 16th Amendment, Congress may pass a law increasing members' salaries, but cannot collect it until after there has been a federal election.
  38. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  39. The election of Senators was granted to the people of each of the states by the 27th Amendment.
  40. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  41. The 25th Amendment established procedures to follow in the case of presidential death and/or disability.
  42. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  43. The 2nd Amendment says that powers that are not specifically granted to the national government are to be retained by the states and people.
  44. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  45. The 17th Amendment repealed a previously-ratified amendment; the Prohibition Era in America was over.
  46. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  47. The 7th Amendment says that no excessive bail or fines, or cruel and unusual punishment shall be used against a convicted criminal.
  48. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  49. The 19th Amendment says that no one shall be denied their basic constitutional rights.
  50. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  51. The 7th Amendment says that in any legal case involving a civil suit (lawsuit between two persons or groups), the defendant has the right to a trial by jury if the amount in question is over twenty dollars.
  52. Your answer:
    TrueFalse


  53. African American males were guaranteed the right to vote, and “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” could not be used as a reason to refuse anyone the right to vote, as a result of the 10th Amendment.
  54. Your answer:
    TrueFalse



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