Constitution of the Untied States---Articles II-VII Test

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Constitution of the Untied States---Articles II-VII Test
1. A President is elected for a term of:
2. How many consecutive terms can a President be elected for?
3. The President and the Vice President are elected by presidential electors from each state who form
___________________________.
4. When does the Presidential election take place?
5. Who was the only president of the United States not sworn into office by the Chief Justice?
6. When do electors from the Electoral College cast their vote?
7. Most judges of federal district courts and court of appeals serve a term of how many years.
8. The President has the right to fill vacancies if who is not in session?
9. Which of the following means a court has heard cases that have been appealed from lower courts?
10. Who is given the right in the Constitution to punish someone who has committed a treasonable act?
11. Who has the power to admit new states into our country?
12. What are the two things that have to happen in order for an amendment to take place?
13. If the President dies, resigns, or is removed from office by impeachment, or is unable to carry out the
duties of office, who replaces him?
14. Who administers the oath of office to the President?
15. What are the duties of the President?
16. How many chief justices are there in the Supreme Court?
17. What is statue law?
18. What are the qualifications for becoming President of the United States?
19. What means a court has the authority to hear case first?
20. What does the word jurisdiction mean?
21. Except in cases of impeachment, anyone accused of a crime is entitled to what?
22. What did the framers of the Constitution require if a treasonable act had been committed?
23. Who has the sole power over federal land?
24. A person convicted or accused of a crime has to be returned to the state where the crime is committed
_______________________________________.
25. Which document was put into the Constitution that states; a slave who escapes to a free state will not be
free?
26. The Constitution of the United States consists of how many articles?
27. Who has “sole” (meaning the only one) power of impeachment?
28. The first ten Amendments of the Constitution are known as:
29. The guarantee of the Writ of Habeas Corpus has been called the most important safeguard of personal
liberty known to man. This Writ protects a person from:
30. In order for the Constitution to be ratified (approved), how many states had to approve?
31. How many amendments are in the Constitution?
32. The way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs is _________.
33. Where did most of the first civilizations arise?
a. In mountainous regions
b. In deserts
c. On islands
d. In river valleys
34. What name do historians give to the period of European history that began after the fall of the Roman
Empire?
a.
The age of Exploration
b.
The Renaissance
c.
The Age of Reason
d.
The Middle Ages
35.
The cry “no taxation without representation” is associated with which conflict?
36.
One characteristic of a large urban area is
a.
Generally low elevation
b.
Traditional culture
c.
High population density
d.
Much arable land
37.
Why did the framers of the U.S. constitution establish three branches of government?
38.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is responsible for laws governing
a.
State parks
b.
Minting coins
c.
Foreign trade
d.
An army
39.
Prairies, steppes, and savannas are all
a.
Desert regions
b.
Tundra regions
c.
Grassland regions
40.
In the Untied States economy, one purpose of the government is to
a.
Establish prices for most goods and services
b.
Determine the number people a company can hire
c.
Determine what goods will be produced by the largest businesses
d.
Establish rules and regulations that allow businesses to compete fairly
41.
Which state has primarily a rural population?
a.
Wyoming
b.
California
c.
Michigan
d.
New York
42. An amendment may be ratified by three fourths of the
43. What is eminent domain and give an example? (3 pts.)
Constitution of the United States---Articles II-VII Test
1. A President is elected for a term of: 4 years
2. How many consecutive terms can a President be elected for? 2
3. The President and the Vice President are elected by presidential electors from each state who form
__Electoral College____________.
4. When does the Presidential election take place? 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November
5. Who was the only president of the United States not sworn into office by the Chief Justice? George
Washington
6. When do electors from the Electoral College cast their vote? 1st Monday after the 2nd Wednesday in
December
7. Most judges of federal district courts and court of appeals serve a term of how many years. Life
8. The President has the right to fill vacancies if who is not in session? Senate
9. Which of the following means a court has heard cases that have been appealed from lower courts?
Appellate jurisdiction
10. Who is given the right in the Constitution to punish someone who has committed a treasonable act?
Congress
11. Who has the power to admit new states into our country?
Congress
12. What are the two things that have to happen in order for an amendment to take place?
1. 2/3rds majority in Congress and 3/4ths of states to accept it OR
2. National Convention called by states at request of 2/3rds of state legislatures and approved by
3/4ths of states
13. If the President dies, resigns, or is removed from office by impeachment, or is unable to carry out the
duties of office, who replaces him? Vice President of USA
14. Who administers the oath of office to the President? Chief Justice of US Supreme Court
15. What are the duties of the President? 1. annual state of the union address 2. accept foreign
diplomats 3. call Congress into special session 4. recognizing or not foreign governments
16. How many chief justices are there in the Supreme Court? one
17. What is statue law? Laws passed by Congress, treaties, or cases involving the Constitution itself
18. What are the qualifications for becoming President of the United States? 35 years old, natural born
citizen, and US resident for 14 years
19. What means a court has the authority to hear case first? Original jurisdiction
20. What does the word jurisdiction mean? The power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law
with a certain boundary
21. Except in cases of impeachment, anyone accused of a crime is entitled to what? Trial by jury
22. What did the framers of the Constitution require if a treasonable act had been committed? 2
eyewitnesses
23. Who has the sole power over federal land? Congress (as well as admitting new states)
24. A person convicted or accused of a crime has to be returned to the state where the crime is committed
____extradition______.
25. Which document was put into the Constitution that states; a slave who escapes to a free state will not be
free? Fugitive- Slave Clause
26. The Constitution of the United States consists of how many articles? 7
27. Who has “sole” (meaning the only one) power of impeachment? House
28. The first ten Amendments of the Constitution are known as: The Bill of Rights
29. The guarantee of the Writ of Habeas Corpus has been called the most important safeguard of personal
liberty known to man. This Writ protects a person from: being held without sufficient evidence
30. In order for the Constitution to be ratified (approved), how many states had to approve? 9 out of 13
31. How many amendments are in the Constitution? 27
32. The way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs is __culture__.
33. Where did most of the first civilizations arise?
a.
In mountainous regions
b.
In deserts
c.
On islands
d.
In river valleys
34. What name do historians give to the period of European history that began after the fall of the Roman
Empire?
a.
The age of Exploration
b.
The Renaissance
c.
The Age of Reason
d.
The Middle Ages
35.
The cry “no taxation without representation” is associated with which conflict?
American colonists vs. British Parliament
36.
One characteristic of a large urban area is
a.
Generally low elevation
b.
Traditional culture
c.
High population density
d.
Much arable land
37.
Why did the framers of the U.S. constitution establish three branches of government? To limit the
power of any one of branch
38.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is responsible for laws governing
a.
State parks
b.
Minting coins
c.
Foreign trade
d.
An army
39.
Prairies, steppes, and savannas are all
a.
Desert regions
b.
Tundra regions
c.
Grassland regions
40.
In the Untied States economy, one purpose of the government is to
a.
Establish prices for most goods and services
b.
Determine the number people a company can hire
c.
Determine what goods will be produced by the largest businesses
d.
Establish rules and regulations that allow businesses to compete fairly
41.
Which state has primarily a rural population?
a.
Wyoming
b.
California
c.
Michigan
d.
New York
42. An amendment may be ratified by three fourths of the states.
43. What is eminent domain and give an example? (3 pts.)
Government can take private property for public use with just compensation.
Industries would locate . . .
- If there were little to no natural resources what kind of industry would locate there?
Mining - no
Agriculture - yes
Tourism -yes
Fishing – yes if near water
Powers of the President:
1. appoint a cabinet with Senate approval
2. head of armed services
3. issue pardons
4. chief architect of American foreign policy
5. to appoint officials to fill vacancies when the Senate is not in session
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