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Question #1

An amendment is a fancy word that means "change."

True: The Amendments to the Constitution are all changes or additions. Did you know that people have suggested over 11,000 amendments to the Constitution but only 27 have been approved? Good thing too - imagine being tested on 11,000 changes to the Constitution.

Question #2

Children do not have the same rights as adults.

True: Children don't have all the same rights as adults until they turn 18, like voting, for example. And anyway, if your baby sister, Ticonderoga, who your parents lovingly nicknamed No. 2, could vote, she would probably just drool everywhere.

Question #3

The US Constitution is the youngest national Constitution in the whole world.

False: Actually, even though the U.S. is a young nation, it has the oldest and shortest Constitution of any nation on earth. We can’t say for sure it’s the oldest in our galaxy, but as far as we know, it is.

Question #4

All of our Presidents in the U.S. have been U.S. born citizens.

False: The first U.S. born citizen to become President was Martin Van Buren, the 8th President; he was born after the American Revolution. The first seven Presidents before Van Buren and the 9th President were all originally "British subjects" before the revolution.

Question #5

At 16, Benjamin Franklin faked being a 40-year-old widow.

True: Franklin pretended to be an older woman so that his articles could get published in a newspaper. Talk about being a rebellious teen.

Question #6

The Constitution is made up of a preamble and seven original articles.

True: Although it was "only" four pages long, each page was 28" X 23". Using today's letter sized paper, each page of the Constitution would have taken up over 7 sheets of paper. That's a total of 29 sheets of paper for the whole Constitution.

Question #7

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase from the US Constitution.

False: Wrong document. There is SO much confusion with another historical document. Do you know which one? HINT: This phrase is in a document that is a declaration, not a constitution.

Question #8

Rhode Island refused to attend the Constitutional Convention.

True: Franklin pretended to be an older woman so that his articles could get published in a newspaper. Talk about being a rebellious teen.

Question #9

When the delegates signed the Constitution they were in the largest city of all the colonies.

True: At the time, Philadelphia was the largest city with about 40,000 people. Today, over 1.5 Million people live in Philadelphia.

Question #10

The Constitution set up three parts of the U. S. government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.

True: These parts are called branches: the Executive branch is controlled by the President; the Legislative branch is controlled by Congress and the Judicial branch is controlled by the Supreme Court of the United States. This way, America can never have one person controlling the whole country. This is a VERY important part of how the U.S. government functions!

Question #11

The Constitution was written at an Iggy Azalea concert.

False: Iggy isn’t that old! The Constitution was written in secret in Pennsylvania 227 years ago.

Question #12

The Bill of Rights isn’t important, that’s why it was a later addition to the Constitution.

False: The Bill of Rights is very important! It protects our individual rights and freedoms. That’s one bill we can’t do without.

Question #13

The Constitution is an app.

False: If you had to think about this one you need to start studying!

Question #14

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are just suggestions.

False: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are much more than a suggestion; they are the highest laws that guarantee our personal freedoms.

Question #15

The President has to be at least 35 years old and have lived in the U.S. for 14 years.

True: The youngest President however, was 42 years old. That sounds old to you now, but time flies when you are young. When the school day starts to feel long, then you're getting old.

Question #16

The Constitution is not available for public viewing and is kept in secret.

False: Check the schedule first, but you can see all four pages of the Constitution displayed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. You won't be able to touch it or even breathe on it because it's very fragile -- it's 227 years old.

Question #17

The first people to picket in front of the White House were men.

False: They were all women fighting for the right to vote. Their persistence eventually led to the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The right to vote is an important and hard-earned privilege. Which candidate you support is not as important as exercising your right to vote.

Question #18

James Madison was worried that the Constitutional Convention was going to be canceled.

True: On the first day of the Convention only delegates from PA and VA showed up. That’s way worse than only a few kids showing up for school on the first day. Good thing the others delegates showed up 11 days later.


Question #19

Changing the U.S. Constitution is as simple as writing a letter to the President.

False: The President does not have the power to amend the Constitution. Changing the Constitution can be a long and difficult process that is usually unsuccessful. If you think Flappy Bird is hard, try amending the Constitution.

Question #20

The Constitution protects your friends and enemies equally.

True: Even though you might not like someone, he or she still gets the same rights as you! This is a good thing.