Constitutions » Check Your Knowledge
Try this 14 question test to see what you've learned about the Kansas Constitution.
The Kansas Constitution was originally known as the Wyandotte Constitution. How many constitutions for the future state were proposed before the Wyandotte Constitution?
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
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”?
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
Kansas entered the Union as the ___ state.
Which term means “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people”?
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
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
Which term means “a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states”?
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
How many amendments to the Kansas Constitution are allowed per election?
Which term means “government by the few”?
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
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