Constitution Practice Test - True or False?

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.


Impeachment is a check on the power of the President by the Congress.


The Second Amendment provides for the right to bear arms and “well regulated” militia, or National Guard.


After an officeholder is impeached, the Electoral College has the sole power to try the case.


The Congress can grant libels and slanders as protections of intellectual property.


Printed remarks meant to ruin a person’s reputation are called copyrights.


The power of the Supreme Court to judge the constitutionality of any lower court’s decision is called legislative review.


After the Vice-President, the next federal official in line for the presidency is the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


The executive branch's power to refuse to sign a bill into law is called presidential veto.


The Constitution says that the Congress must meet at least once every year.


The debates, laws, and other information about what goes on in the legislative branch is reported in the Legislative Forum publication.


The officer who presides over the Senate when the Vice-President in not in attendance is called the President Pro Tempore.


The original words of the Constitution defined who could and could not vote, but this was changed by later amendments.


The Congress has the constitutional power to declare war on another country.


The commerce clause of the Constitution allows Congress to regulate trade and monitor business practices.


Representation in the Senate is determined by the size of the population of each of the states.


The term of office for a members of the House of Representatives is four years.


The only duty officially outlined for the Vice President by the Constitution - other than succeeding to the presidency, if necessary - is to be President of the Senate.


Members of the Supreme Court may stay in office for life, if they are not impeached for misconduct or illegal actions.


The Constitution provides for the “indirect election” of the President and Vice-President - first, there is a popular vote, and then a vote by the Electoral College.


In conflicts between state and federal laws, the Constitution declares that federal laws are supreme over those passed by the states.


The framers of the Constitution provided for separation of powers and checks and balances to protect the rights and powers of the state governments.


The U.S. Constitution states that "all men are created equal.”


In the Constitution, Native Americans were granted citizenship.


The President is free to appoint anyone he wishes to his cabinet of advisors, provided that the Senatet does not disagree with his choice(s).


There are limitations set on how many terms a President can serve.

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