Part 16

"Constitutional IQ Test"


                                                                                                              By: Nathanael ( )

If you haven’t taken that quiz it is included immediately, then please follow on for the answers. Understanding one’s rights, what is lawful and what is the proper institution of Constitutional government is every bit as important today as it was 200 plus years ago, maybe even more so.

   1. Who elects the president of the United States?

   -American people

   -Electoral College

   -House of Representatives

   -U.S. Senate

   2. How many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?





   3. How long is each term for a U.S. senator?

   -2 years

   -4 years

   -6 years

   -8 years

   4. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?

   -Pass laws

   -Interpret and explain laws

   -Oversee Congress and the President

   -Write laws

   5. Who becomes president if both the president and vice president die?

   -Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

   -President Pro-Tem of the Senate

   -Speaker of the House

   -Secretary of State

   6. Which is NOT a requirement to be president?

   -Be elected by the American people

   -Be a natural-born citizen

   -Have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

   -Be at least 35 years old.

   7. Who nominates judges to serve as Supreme Court justices?

   -Chief Justice of the Supreme Court


   -Speaker of the House

   -Majority leaders of the two political parties

   8. How many Supreme Court justices are there?





   9. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

   -Benjamin Franklin

   -Thomas Paine

   -John Adams

   -Thomas Jefferson

   10. Who has the power to declare war?

   -Congress only

   -President only

   -Both president and Congress must declare war

   -Senate only

   11. In what year was the U.S. Constitution written?





   12. What kind of government does the United States have?





   Answer #1 is the Electoral College.

   Answer #2 is 27.

   Answer #3 is 6 years.

   Answer #4 is to interpret and explain laws.

   Answer #5 is the Speaker of the House.

   Answer #6 is elected by the people.

   Answer # 7 is the President.

   Answer #8 is 9.

   Answer #9 is Thomas Jefferson.

   Answer #10 is Congress only.

   Answer #11 is 1787.

 Likely the most easily missed of all the questions but 1787 is the birth date of the republic and not 1776.

   Answer # 12 is Republic.
The nation is a republic and not a democracy.  Revisit  the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. The difference between these two is the most misunderstood issue in the body politic today.


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(To Be Continued)

~ INDEX to the rest of "A Hillbilly Draws in the Dirt" ~

  • PART 1 (1/25/02) --"Frogs in the Pot..."
  • PART 2 (2/02/02) --"The Man Who Would Be King"
  • PART 3 (4/24/02) --"Our Search for Global Order"
  • PART 4 (5/01/02) -- "May Day, May Day"
  • PART 5 (5/13/02) -- "Telling Truth by Her Flower"
  • PART 6 (6/03/02) -- "Going Back to the Garden"
  • PART 7 (8/06/02) -- "Heaven on Earth"
  • PART 8 (9/12/02) -- "The Real War Being Waged Against Us"
  • PART 9 (12/31/02) -- "New Year's Eve Memories of 2002"
  • PART 10 (01/12/03) -- "Live Now--Pay Later"
  • PART 11 (02/19/03) -- "Patriot Act 2 and Concentration Camps"
  • PART 12 (02/21/03) -- "Things Have Become All Too Clear..."
  • PART 13 (3/19/03) -- "Not Too Clear for Some..."
  • PART 14 (3/26/03) -- "My Mind is Clearer Now..."
  • PART 15 (4/1/03) -- "Clearly Green"
  • PART 16 (5/20/03) -- "A Constitutional IQ Test"

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