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Unformatted text preview: Questions for Basics of American Government Test Spring 2009 1. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. In what year did it take effect? 2. Prior to the ratification of the Constitution, the former colonies were held together under what governing document? 3. The authors of The Federalist Papers used a pseudonym? What was it? 4. How many Federalist Papers were there? 5. The Federalist Papers were written by three people. Name them. 6. What is bicameralism? 7. The Constitution has been amended how many times? 8. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are referred to as what? 9. Article I of the Constitution outlines the powers and organization of what branch of government? 10. The U.S. House of Representatives has how many Representatives? 11. Each member of the House of Representatives represents a district comprised of approximately how many people? 12. The U.S. Senate has how many members?...
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