Quiz 8—Amendments 11–27
     Try these ten questions to check your understanding of Amendments 11–27.

What do the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-sixth amendments all have in common?
a. They each define the rights of all citizens.
b. They each undo previous amendments.
c. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have them.
d. They were each adopted in the 1800s.



The Seventeenth Amendment provides that senators are elected
a. directly by the people of each state.
b. by the state legislatures.
c. by the electoral college.
d. by the House of Representatives.

  3. Which of the following is a key provision of the Fourteenth Amendment?
a. It protects all citizens' freedom of speech.
b. It defines citizenship.
c. It abolishes slavery.
d. It explains that people who fought for the South in the Civil War will never be allowed           to hold office in the United States.



The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees
a. that states will not deny anyone equal protection of the laws.
b. that everyone except criminals will be counted when figuring a state's number of           representatives in Congress.
c. the right to vote to all former slaves.
d. the same rights as those named in the Fifth Amendment.

  5. Which amendment states that a person may be elected to no more than two consecutive terms as President?
a. Twelfth
b. Seventeenth
c. Twentieth
d. Twenty-second


6. You can infer from the Twenty-third Amendment that
a. people living in Washington, D.C., were not entitled to vote for President before the           amendment was passed.
b. Washington, D.C., has been treated like a state for most purposes in the Constitution.
c. the population of Washington, D.C., is very large.
d. the people in Washington, D.C., did not care if they could vote for President or not.

  7. In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned from office. Which amendment explains what action had to be taken after that?
a. Twentieth
b. Twenty-second
c. Twenty-fifth
d. Twenty-sixth

  8. What is the correct sequence of these events?
     A the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment
     B the growth of the temperance, or anti-alcohol, movement in the 1850s
     C the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment
     D the increase of the drinking age in most states in the late 1900s

a. A, B, C, D
b. A, C, B, D
c. C, A, B, D
d. B, C, A, D

  9. Which statement reflects a positive view of the Sixteenth Amendment?
a. Taxes are needed to help the government do good for all of us.
b. Even women deserve to vote.
c. Banning alcohol will help businesses and improve family life.
d. One positive result of Reconstruction is the end of slavery.

  10. Poll taxes were outlawed by the Twenty-fourth Amendment
a. to prevent discrimination against certain voters.
b. because the government no longer needed to raise money from such taxes.
c. in all elections—state and national.
d. during Reconstruction in the 1870s.