Constitution Day Quiz

Sunday, September 17 is Constitution Day—a day that commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Congress established Constitution Day in 2004, mandating that public schools observe the day by providing education on the Constitution.

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land, providing the framework for our government, and outlining state and federal rights.

How well do you know the Constitution? Test yourself with these 7 questions! Answers are provided at the bottom of the post.

  1. Who is considered the “Father of the Constitution”?

    A. George Washington
    B. Thomas Jefferson
    C. Patrick Henry
    D. James Madison


  2. Which of the following concepts is NOT mentioned in the Constitution?

    A. Separation of powers
    B. States’ rights
    C. The public education system
    D. The Supreme Court


  3. Which of the following responsibilities falls on the judicial branch of the government?

    A. Writing the laws
    B. Carrying out the laws
    C. Interpreting the Constitution
    D. All of the above


  4. Who is the head of the executive branch?

    A. Speaker of the House
    B. President of the United States
    C. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    D. Senate Majority Leader


  5. Which rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?

    A. Freedom of speech
    B. Freedom of the press
    C. Freedom of religion
    D. All of the above


  6. The Constitution establishes a system of:

    A. Socialism
    B. Democracy
    C. Federalism
    D. Monarchy

  7. Which entity has the right to admit new states to the union?

    A. Congress
    B. The Supreme Court
    C. The president
    D. New states cannot be added to the U.S.



Answer Key:

  1. D
  2. C
  3. C
  4. B
  5. D
  6. C
  7. A
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