The First Amendment Quiz
by Staff
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.

  • TRUE

At what age do the protections of the First Amendment begin?

  • Any age
  • 18
  • 21

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.

  • TRUE

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?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 12

When was the Bill of Rights ratified?

  • 1776
  • 1791
  • 1800

Students in public schools must recite the Pledge of Allegiance when asked to do so by school officials.

  • TRUE

Which religious belief is not protected by the First Amendment?

  • Atheism
  • Satanism
  • 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?

  • Profanity
  • Obscenity
  • 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.

  • TRUE

How many copies of the Bill of Rights were commissioned by Congress?

  • 12
  • 13
  • 14

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.

  • TRUE

Which type of speech is never protected by the First Amendment?

  • Lying
  • Copyright infringement
  • Mocking an individual's sexual orientation

Which of the following is not a freedom protected by the First Amendment?

  • Due process
  • Assembly
  • Religion

Which type of speech is not protected by the First Amendment?

  • Criticism of a religion
  • Criticism of a gender
  • Defamation

The First Amendment prohibits all teaching about religion in public schools.

  • TRUE

Does the First Amendment protect a student's speech on the Internet?

  • Yes, unconditionally
  • Yes, but not at school
  • No

Which category of speech is generally protected by the First Amendment?

  • Obscenity
  • Mocking political views
  • False advertising

Which is not a right specifically protected by the First Amendment?

  • Religion
  • Assembly
  • Privacy

How many freedoms does the First Amendment provide?

  • Five
  • Four
  • Three

Burning the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment.

  • TRUE

Where is the original Federal government copy of the Bill of Rights stored today?

  • The Library of Congress
  • The Smithsonian
  • The National Archives