Constitution Test Questions

I am going to work on making a test on the Constitution, partly so I can learn it better and for those that want to  test themselves to see how much they know.  I will have the questions on this post and the answers on another post. I am using the pocket Constitution from .

1.  How many sections are in article one.

2.  “All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in…”?

3.  How many years before the House of Representatives are chosen?

4.  What are the qualifications to be a member of the House of Representatives?

5.  “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this Union, according to..”?  Which amendment and section changed this?

6. “The number of House of Representatives shall not exceed…”?

7.  What happens when a vacancy occurs?

8.  Who chooses the House of Representatives Speaker of the House, other officers and has the sole power of impeachment?

9.  How many Senators for each State?  Who chose them and which Amendment changed this?  How long is a Senator in office?  How many votes do they have?

10.  Why did the Constitution break the Senators into three Classes?

11.  What happens if there is a Vacancy during the Recess of Legislature of any State?  Which Amendment changed this?

12.  What are the qualifications to be a Senator?

13.  Who is President of the Senate and how many votes does he have?

14.  Who chooses the Officers of the Senate, Vice President pro tempore, or when the Vice President shall exercise the Office of the President of the United States?

15.  Who has sole Power to try all Impeachments?  When they sit for that Purpose, what shall they be?

16.  When the President of the United States is tried who presides over it?

17.  No Person in the Senate shall be convicted without what?

18.  Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than what?

19.  “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives shall be prescribed….?”

20.  Congress shall assemble how many times minimum in a year?  When will this Meeting occur?  What Amendment changed this?

21.  “Each House shall be the Judge of the….”?

22. A majority of each House shall constitute what?

23. A smaller Number from the House may what?

24. Each House may determine which of these: Rules of it’s proceedings, punish it’s members for disorderly behavior, and/or expel a member?

25. Each House should keep a journal of it’s proceedings and from time to time do what?

26. “Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without Consent of the other, do what?

27.  What shall Senators and Representatives receive for their services?  What is this ascertained by?

28. What is paid out of the Treasury of the United States?

29.  Concerning Senators and Representatives, “They shall in all Cases, except _____, ______, and ____ ____ ____ ____, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, “?

30.  “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to…”?    “and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be….”?

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