Bill of Rights
1. What historic document is the Bill of Rights a part of?
a. The Declaration of Independence
b. The Emancipation Proclamation
c. The Constitution
d. The Gettysburg Address
e. The Pledge of Allegiance
2. How many amendments are included in the Bill of Rights?
a. Just the 1st
d. The first 10
e. All 27 amendments are included.
3. Which amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms?
a. The second
b. The third
c. The fifth
d. The tenth
e. The first
4. Who wrote the amendments that became the Bill of Rights?
a. John Adams
b. James Madison
c. George Washington
d. Thomas Jefferson
e. Abraham Lincoln
5. Which of the following describes the Bill of Rights?
a. A document that insures the basic freedoms of the citizens of the United States.
b. A document that limits the powers and controls of the government.
c. A document that protects the freedom of religion and speech.
d. All of the above.
e. None of the above.
6. Which amendment guarantees citizens the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech?
a. The first
b. The second
c. The fifth
d. The ninth
e. The tenth
7. What right does the fifth amendment protect?
a. The right to bear arms
b. Freedom of speech
c. The right to legal representation
d. Freedom of religion
e. The right to choose not to testify against oneself
8. True or False: The ninth amendment states that 100% of the rights of the citizens are called out in the Constitution. That they have no rights beyond what the Constitution says.
9. According to the tenth amendment, who gets all of the powers that are not specifically called out in the Constitution?
a. The President
b. The people and the states
c. The Congress
d. The Supreme Court
e. The government
10. What are some documents that the writers used to base the Bill of Rights off of?
a. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Magna Carta
b. The Articles of the Confederation, the Gettysburg Address, and the English Rights Law
c. The Magna Carta, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the English Bill of Rights
d. The Emancipation Proclamation, the Magna Carta, and the Articles of the Confederation
e. The Constitution, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Declaration of Independence
About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Bill of Rights page at /history/us_bill_of_rights.php.
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