Bill of Rights Quiz
Study Guide



Be sure to know the following: 

--How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights?

--Can you put an amendment in your own words, like the exercise we did in class this week? For example: 

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

--Know why the amendments were needed prior to the Constitution begin approved by the states. 

Be able to list at least SEVEN (7) rights guaranteed to you by the Bill of Rights. Here is the list we came up with in class: 
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of the press
  • The right to assemble
  • The right to petition the government regarding concerns/complaints
  • The right to a speedy trial
  • The right to a jury trial
  • No high (excessive) bail
  • No cruel / unusual punishment
  • The right to bear arms
  • No quartering of soldiers
  • Compensation for property if taken for government use
  • No double jeopardy: You can't be tried for the same crime twice
  • The right to avoid self-incrimination (Fifth amendment) 
  • No unreasonable search or seizures
  • Your rights are limited to the Constitution