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1. A change or modification is known as a(n) ______________________.

a.  amendment
b.  oversight
c.  error



2. The amount of money that is spent is called __________________.

a.  expenses
b.  expenditures 
c.  revenue




3. The first ten amendments of the United States Constitution are called the _________________.

a.  Articles of Confederation
b.  Bill of Rights 
c.  Declaration of Independence



4. Which of the following amendments covers freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press?

a.  First Amendment 
b.  Second Amendment
c.  Third Amendment



5. Each state has its own court system, which includes trial courts, appellate courts, and a supreme court. 

a.  True 
b.  False



6. Local governments usually do the following when in need of large amounts of money for projects. 

a.  raise taxes
b.  borrow money 
c.  hold fundraisers



7. Concerned citizens can make effective changes in local government by ____________.

a.  running for office
b.  staging a protest
c.  attending public meetings 



8. Which of the following amendments says that people have the right to a speedy trial and gives the accused the right to defend himself?

a.  Fourth Amendment
b.  Sixth Amendment 
c.  Eighth Amendment



9. Which of the following amendments protects the rights not mentioned in the United States Constitution?

a.  Fifth Amendment
b.  Seventh Amendment
c.  Ninth Amendment 



10. Which of the following amendments says that soldiers are not allowed to live in people's homes during times of peace or during times of war except as prescribed by law?

a.  First Amendment
b.  Second Amendment
c.  Third Amendment 



11. Which of the following amendments says that any person defending himself (the defendant) has the right to remain silent and cannot be tried more than once for the same crime?

a.  Third Amendment
b.  Fifth Amendment 
c.  Ninth Amendment



12. Which of the following amendments says that the accused has the right to a trial by a jury of his own peers?

a.  Second Amendment
b.  Sixth Amendment
c.  Seventh Amendment



13. Which of the following amendments says that the government must have a good reason, such as evidence, to conduct a search of someone's personal property?

a.  Fourth Amendment 
b.  Fifth Amendment
c.  Sixth Amendment



14. Which of the following prohibits the courts from imposing excessive bails or fines upon the defendant?

a.  Second Amendment
b.  Sixth Amendment
c.  Eighth Amendment



15. Which of the following amendments says that any right not under the Federal Government is automatically under the State Government or given to the people?

a.  Seventh Amendment
b.  Ninth Amendment
c.  Tenth Amendment 



16. Which of the following amendments gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms?

a.  First Amendment
b.  Second Amendment 
c.  Third Amendment



17. To change or improve an amendment is called a(n) _________. 

a.  edition
b.  reform 
c.  referendum

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Social Studies:  State and Local Government - Quiz