1965 Alabama Literacy Test Answers

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Right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
Trial by Jury
Federal census every __ years
10
If a person is indicted for a crime, name two right which he has.
to a speedy trial
to a lawyer
US senator elected at the general election in November takes office on what date
January 3rd
President elected at the general election in November takes office on what date
January 20th
Propsed change, as in a Constitution
amendment
US Supreme Court term
life span
How many states had to ratify it in order for the Constitution to be in effect?
9
Does enumeration affect the income tax levied on citizens in carious states?
Yes
Person oppoed to swearing in an oath may say
“I affirm”
To serve as President of the US, a person must have abe how old
35 years of age
Words required on all coins and paper currency in US
“In God we Trust”
The Supreme Court is the chief lawmaking body of the state
False
If a law passed by a state is contrary to provisions of the U.S. Constitution, which law prevails?
US Constitution
If a vacancy occurs in the U.S. Senate, the state must hold an election, but meanwhile the
place may be filled by a temporary appointment made by
The governor
A U.S. senator is elected for a term of ____ years
6
Appropriation of money for the armed services can be only for a period limited to _____ years
2
The chief executive and the administrative offices make up the ___________________ branch of government.
Executive
Who passes laws dealing with piracy?
Congress
The number of representatives which a state is entitled to have in the House of Representatives is based on ____________
Population
The Constitution protects an individual against punishments which are ____________
cruel and unusual
When a jury has heard and rendered a verdict in a case, and the judgment on the verdict has become final, the defendant cannot again be brought to trial for the same cause.
Ture
Name two levels of government which can levy taxes:
State and local
Communism was the type of government in:
Russia
Cases tried before a court of law are two types, civil and ______
criminal
By a majority vote of the members of Congress, the Congress can change provisions of the Constitution of the U.S.
Flase
For security, each state has a right to form a ________
Militia
The electoral vote for President is counted in the presence of two bodies. Name them:
House of Representative and Senate
If no candidate for President receives a majority of the electoral vote, who decides who will become President?
House of Representatives
Of the original 13 states, the one with the largest representation in the first Congress was
Virginia
Of which branch of government is the Speaker of the House a part?
Legislative
Capital punishment is the giving of a death sentence.
True
In case the President is unable to perform the duties of his office, who assumes them?
The VP
“Involuntary servitude” is permitted in the U.S. upon conviction of a crime.
True
If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in ________
The Supreme Court
Congress passes laws regulating cases which are included in those over which the U.S. Supreme Court has ________________ jurisdiction.
Co-appellate
Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.
Trial by jury
The Legislatures of the states decide how presidential electors may be chosen.
True
If it were proposed to join Alabama and Mississippi to form one state, what groups would have to vote approval in order for this to be done?
Congress and the legislature of both states
The VP presides over _______
The Senate
The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to ________.
10 miles squared
The only laws which can be passed to apply to an area in a federal arsenal are those passed by____________ provided consent for the purchase of the land is given by the __________________.
Congress; state legislatures
In which document or writing is the “Bill of Rights” found?______________________.
Constitution
Of which branch of government is a Supreme Court justice a part?
Judicial
If no person receives a majority of the electoral votes, the Vice President is chosen by the Senate.
True
Name two things which the states are forbidden to do by the U.S. Constitution.
coin money; make treaties
If election of the President becomes the duty of the U.S. House of Representatives and it fails to act, who becomes President and when?
The VP, until the House acts
How many votes must a person receive in order to become President if the election is decided by the U.S. House of Representatives?
26
How many states were required to approve the original Constitution in order for it to be in effect?
9
Check the offenses which, if you are convicted of them, disqualify you for voting:
Murder
The Congress decides in what manner states elect presidential electors.
False
Name two purposes of the Constitution
“to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”
Congress is composed of ___________.
House of Reps and Senate
All legislative powers granted in the U.S. Constitution may legally be used only by ______.
Congress
The population census is required to be made every _____ years.
10
Impeachments of U.S. officials are tried by _______.
The Senate
If an effort to impeach the President of the U.S. is made, who presides at the trial?
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
On the impeachment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., who tries the case?
The Senate
Money is coined by order of:
The US Congress
Persons elected to case a state’s vote for U.S. President and Vice President are called presidential _______.
Electors
Name one power which is exclusively legislative and is mentioned in one of the parts of the U.S. Constitution above.
Pass laws, coin money, declare war
If a person flees from justice into another state, who has authority to ask for his return?
The Governor
Whose duty is it to keep Congress informed of the state of the union?
President
If the two houses of Congress cannot agree on adjournment, who sets the time?
President
When presidential electors meet to case ballots for President, must all electors in a state vote for the same person for President or can they vote for different persons if they so choose?
They can vote for different people
After the presidential electors have voted, to whom do they send the count of their votes?
Vice President
The power to declare war is vested in ________.
Congress
Any power and rights not given to the U.S. or prohibited to the states by the U.S. Constitution are specified as belonging to whom?
The states; the people

 

1965 Alabama Literacy Test

  1. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
    _____Public Education
    _____Employment
    _____Trial by Jury
    _____Voting
  2. The federal census of population is taken every five years.
    _____True _____False
  3. If a person is indicted for a crime, name two rights which he has.
    ______________________ ________________________
  4. A U.S. senator elected at the general election in November takes office the following year
    on what date?
    _________________________________________________
  5. A President elected at the general election in November takes office the following year
    on what date?
    ______________________________________________________________________
  6. Which definition applies to the word “amendment?”
    _____Proposed change, as in a Constitution
    _____Make of peace between nationals at war
    _____A part of the government
  7. A person appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court is appointed for a term of __________
  8. When the Constitution was approved by the original colonies, how many states had to
    ratify it in order for it to be in effect? _________________________________________
  9. Does enumeration affect the income tax levied on citizens in various states? __________
  10. Person opposed to swearing in an oath may say, instead:
    (solemnly) ______________________________________________________________
  11. To serve as President of the United States, a person must have attained:
    _____25 years of age
    _____35 years of age
    _____40 years of age
    _____45 years of age
  12. What words are required by law to be on all coins and paper currency of the U.S.?
    ________________________________________________________________________
  13. The Supreme Court is the chief lawmaking body of the state.
    _____True _____False
  14. If a law passed by a state is contrary to provisions of the U.S. Constitution, which law
    prevails?
    ________________________________________________________________________
  15. If a vacancy occurs in the U.S. Senate, the state must hold an election, but meanwhile the
    place may be filled by a temporary appointment made by _________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
  16. A U.S. senator is elected for a term of _____ years.
  17. Appropriation of money for the armed services can be only for a period limited to _____
    years.
  18. The chief executive and the administrative offices make up the ___________________
    branch of government.
  19. Who passes laws dealing with piracy?_________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
  20. The number of representatives which a state is entitled to have in the House of
    Representatives is based on _________________________________________________
  21. The Constitution protects an individual against punishments which are _______________
    and _______________________.
  22. When a jury has heard and rendered a verdict in a case, and the judgment on the verdict
    has become final, the defendant cannot again be brought to trial for the same cause.
    _____True _____False
  23. Name two levels of government which can levy taxes: ____________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
  24. Communisn was the type of government in:
    _____U.S.
    _____Russia
    _____England
  25. Cases tried before a court of law are two types, civil and _________________________.
  26. By a majority vote of the members of Congress, the Congress can change provisions of
    the Constitution of the U.S.
    _____True _____False
  27. For security, each state has a right to form a _________________________________.
  28. The electoral vote for President is counted in the presence of two bodies. Name them:
    _____________________________________________________________________
  29. If no candidate for President receives a majority of the electoral vote, who decides who
    will become President?___________________________________________________
  30. Of the original 13 states, the one with the largest representation in the first Congress was
    ______________________________________________________________________.
  31. Of which branch of government is the Speaker of the House a part?
    _____Executive
    _____Legislative
    _____Judicial
  32. Capital punishment is the giving of a death sentence.
    _____True _____False
  33. In case the President is unable to perform the duties of his office, who assumes them?
    ___________________________________________________________________
  34. “Involuntary servitude” is permitted in the U.S. upon conviction of a crime.
    _____True _____False
  35. If a state is a party to a case, the Constitution provides that original jurisdiction shall be in
    ______________________________________________________________________.
  36. Congress passes laws regulating cases which are included in those over which the U.S.
    Supreme Court has ____________________________________________ jurisdiction.
  37. Which of the following is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S.
    Constitution.
    _____Public Housing
    _____Education
    _____Voting
    _____Trial by Jury
  38. The Legislatures of the states decide how presidential electors may be chosen.
    _____True _____False
  39. If it were proposed to join Alabama and Mississippi to form one state, what groups would
    have to vote approval in order for this to be done?________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
  40. The Vice President presides over ____________________________________________.
  41. The Constitution limits the size of the District of Columbia to ____________________
    ______________________________________________________________________.
  42. The only laws which can be passed to apply to an area in a federal arsenal are those
    passed by ___________________________________________ provided consent for the
    purchase of the land is given by the _________________________________________.
  43. In which document or writing is the “Bill of Rights” found?______________________.
  44. Of which branch of government is a Supreme Court justice a part?
    _____Executive
    _____Legislative
    _____Judicial
  45. If no person receives a majority of the electoral votes, the Vice President is chosen by the
    Senate.
    _____True _____False
  46. Name two things which the states are forbidden to do by the U.S. Constitution.
    ________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
  47. If election of the President becomes the duty of the U.S. House of Representatives and it
    fails to act, who becomes President and when? _________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
  48. How many votes must a person receive in order to become President if the election is
    decided by the U.S. House of Representatives? _______________________________
  49. How many states were required to approve the original Constitution in order for it to be
    in effect? ______________________________________________________________
  50. Check the offenses which, if you are convicted of them, disqualify you for voting:
    _____Murder
    _____Issuing worthless checks
    _____Petty larceny
    _____Manufacturing whiskey
  51. The Congress decides in what manner states elect presidential electors.
    _____True _____False
  52. Name two of the purposes of the U.S. Constitution. _____________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
  53. Congress is composed of __________________________________________________.
  54. All legislative powers granted in the U.S. Constitution may legally be used only by
    ______________________________________________________________________.
  55. The population census is required to be made very _____ years.
  56. Impeachments of U.S. officials are tried by ___________________________________.
  57. If an effort to impeach the President of the U.S. is made, who presides at the trial?
    _____________________________________________________________________
  58. On the impeachment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., who tries the
    case? ________________________________________________________________
  59. Money is coined by order of:
    _____U.S. Congress
    _____The President’s Cabinet
    _____State Legislatures
  60. Persons elected to case a state’s vote for U.S. President and Vice President are called
    presidential _________________________________________________________.
  61. Name one power which is exclusively legislative and is mentioned in one of the parts of
    the U.S. Constitution above______________________________________________.
  62. If a person flees from justice into another state, who has authority to ask for his return?
    _____________________________________________________________________
  63. Whose duty is it to keep Congress informed of the state of the union? _____________
    _____________________________________________________________________
  64. If the two houses of Congress cannot agree on adjournment, who sets the time?
    _____________________________________________________________________
  65. When presidential electors meet to case ballots for President, must all electors in a state
    vote for the same person for President or can they vote for different persons if they so
    choose? ______________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________
  66. After the presidential electors have voted, to whom do they send the count of their votes?
    _____________________________________________________________________
  67. The power to declare war is vested in ________________________________________.
  68. Any power and rights not given to the U.S. or prohibited to the states by the U.S.
    Constitution are specified as belonging to whom? ______________________________

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