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Try this 14 question test to see what you've learned about the Kansas Constitution.

  1. 1

    The Kansas Constitution was originally known as the Wyandotte Constitution. How many constitutions for the future state were proposed before the Wyandotte Constitution?

    • 6
    • 2
    • 3
    • 1
  2. 2

    The Wyandotte Constitution denied women the right to vote but did grant them which right?

    • The right to bear arms
    • The right to own property
    • The right to own slaves
    • The right to file for divorce
  3. 3

    Which term means “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them”?

    • Democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Republican
    • Federalism
  4. 4

    Which president signed the Kansas bill on January 29, 1861, that made the state and the state constitution official?

    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Franklin Pierce
    • George Washington
    • James Buchanan
  5. 5

    Kansas entered the Union as the ___ state.

    • 33rd
    • 34th
    • 35th
    • 36th
  6. 6

    Which term means “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people”?

    • Democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Republican
    • Federalism
  7. 7

    Who was the 26-year-old delegate at the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention who coined the Kansas state motto "Ad astra per aspera"?

    • John James Ingalls
    • Benjamin Franklin Simpson
    • James Hanway
    • John Brown
  8. 8

    What were the two most popular professions among the delegates at the convention?

    • Physicians and lawyers
    • Mechanics and surveyors
    • Lawyers and merchants
    • Lawyers and farmers
  9. 9

    Which term means “a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states”?

    • Democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Republican
    • Federalism
  10. 10

    Which method of amending the Kansas Constitution is the most directly influenced by the voice of the voters?

    • Proposals by Legislature
    • Constitutional convention
    • Proposals by the people
    • The voters' convention
  11. 11

    How many amendments to the Kansas Constitution are allowed per election?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
    • 7
  12. 12

    Which term means “government by the few”?

    • Democracy
    • Oligarchy
    • Republican
    • Federalism
  13. 13

    Which of the following was not the subject of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution?

    • The right to keep and bear arms
    • The right of women to vote
    • Creation of a state lottery
    • The right to inalienable natural rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
  14. 14

    What does the term “constitution” mean?

    • The system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed
    • The fundamental political principles on which a state is governed, especially when considered as embodying the rights of the subjects of that state
    • The fundamental law of the United States
    • All of the above
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