Can you master this First Amendment quiz like a Founding Father, or will you need to plead the Fifth?
What are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution called?
- The Preamble
- The Federalist Papers
- The Bill of Rights
The First Amendment does not protect students while in school.
At what age do the protections of the First Amendment begin?
What are the first few words of the First Amendment?
- "A well regulated militia..."
- "Congress shall make no law..."
- "No soldier shall..."
Which document was the model for the Bill of Rights?
- Declaration of Independence
- "Two Treatises of Government"
- Virginia Declaration of Rights
Private schools that accept government funding are prohibited from censoring on-campus speech activities.
Which Founding Father wrote the First Amendment?
- Thomas Jefferson
- Alexander Hamilton
- James Madison
How many articles/amendments were in the Bill of Rights when it was originally proposed to the states for ratification?
When was the Bill of Rights ratified?
Students in public schools must recite the Pledge of Allegiance when asked to do so by school officials.
Which religious belief is not protected by the First Amendment?
- All religions are protected.
Which entity does not fall under the jurisdiction of the First Amendment?
- Private companies
- Local government
- State government
Which type of speech is protected by the First Amendment?
- True threats
Which statement regarding government officials and the First Amendment is not true?
- restricted from interfering with religious beliefs of citizens
- prohibited from creating official religion
- allowed to preview controversial news stories before release
A journalist can be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source.
How many copies of the Bill of Rights were commissioned by Congress?
Which freedom is not guaranteed by the First Amendment?
- Right to bear arms
- Freedom of religion
- Freedom of assembly
Which group is not protected by the First Amendment right to peaceful assembly?
- White supremacist group
- Striking workers
- Both are protected
Which situation is prohibited by the religion clause of the First Amendment?
- a student quietly praying in school
- a teacher leading her class in prayer
- Both are prohibited.
A journalist with press credentials can trespass on private property to cover a story under the First Amendment.
Which type of speech is never protected by the First Amendment?
- Copyright infringement
- Mocking an individual's sexual orientation
Which of the following is not a freedom protected by the First Amendment?
- Due process
Which type of speech is not protected by the First Amendment?
- Criticism of a religion
- Criticism of a gender
The First Amendment prohibits all teaching about religion in public schools.
Does the First Amendment protect a student's speech on the Internet?
- Yes, unconditionally
- Yes, but not at school
Which category of speech is generally protected by the First Amendment?
- Mocking political views
- False advertising
Which is not a right specifically protected by the First Amendment?
How many freedoms does the First Amendment provide?
Burning the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment.
Where is the original Federal government copy of the Bill of Rights stored today?
- The Library of Congress
- The Smithsonian
- The National Archives