Know your government

Mariner’s wife uncovered this actual test from 1954 on its original paper. Laying in the entire test as photographs would take many pages. Below is the top of the first page. The rest has been added as text.

Perhaps the reader could have a pen and paper ready to take the test on their own. There are approximately 100  questions; get 60 correct to pass by the skin of your teeth. Once in a while Kenny’s answers are inserted to help.

21.-29. Give the names of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

30.-51. Tell the provisions of each of the amendments to the Constitution.

30. First Amendment

31. Second Amendment

  1. Third Amendment – “Quartering of soldiers in time of peace.”


  1. Fourth Amendment


  1. Fifth Amendment


  1. Sixth Amendment


  1. Eighth Amendment


  1. Ninth Amendment


  1. Tenth Amendment


  1. Eleventh Amendment


  1. Twelfth Amendment


  1. Thirteenth Amendment


  1. Fourteenth Amendment


  1. Fifteenth Amendment


  1. Sixteenth Amendment


  1. Seventeenth Amendment


  1. Eighteenth Amendment


  1. Nineteenth Amendment


  1. Twentieth Amendment – “Right for women to vote.”


  1. Twenty-first Amendment


  1. Twenty-second Amendment


  1. What is the Bill of Rights?


  1. Who is the President of the United States?


  1. Who is the Vice President of the United States?


  1. What is an unwritten law?


  1. Two things necessary to any good government are


  1. The plan of government for the U.S. is [Constitution]


  1. A constitutional law is


  1. An unconstitutional law is


  1. A Law is declared unconstitutional by the


  1. The President chooses a cabinet in order to [help him in different fields]


  1. The Constitution grants all lawmaking powers to


64-65. The two houses of Congress are


  1. The Constitution established two houses of Congress because


  1. The number of Representatives from each state is determined by


  1. The Speaker of the House is determined by


The original document is missing 70 and 71.


  1. The Vice President does not have a vote in the House unless


  1. A President pro tempore is


  1. The life of each Congress lasts


  1. Congress convenes in regular session on (date)


  1. How often may the President call Congress into session


  1. The power to enforce laws is given to


  1. The President’s term of office is


  1. If a President dies, they are succeeded by


  1. The President must be a


  1. What is the minimum age for a President


  1. The oath of office is administered to the President by
  2. The President takes office on (date)


  1. The President can make treaties if


  1. The highest law of the land is


  1. The Supreme Court may annul laws if


  1. A quorum in Congress is


  1. A filibuster is


  1. The number of Supreme Court justices is


  1. A writ of habeas corpus is


  1. A bill of attainder is


  1. An ex post facto law is


  1. A reprieve is


  1. A pardon is


  1. Who regulates inter-state commerce


  1. What is naturalization


  1. What is piracy


  1. Does a dictator consider the welfare of the people


  1. Can a government function without the power to raise money


  1. Do wealth and power make a nation happy?


Does the reader get the sense that if the electorate learned this information in school social media may not have as free a swing at facts as it does?

Ancient Mariner


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