CONSTITUTIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT
Name ____________________________ Period ________________
Look up the following information as quickly as possible and record the Article and
Clause that the answer is found in if not evident by the question:
1. How often is the number of congressional districts per state determined?
2. According to Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution, how were slaves to be counted
when determining the number of congressional districts per state?
3. Who has the sole power of impeachment?
4. Who has the sole power to try officials who have been impeached?
5. When the president of the U.S. is tried for impeachment, who presides at the trial?
6. According to the Constitution, a writ of habeas corpus may not be suspended except
under what conditions?
7. The first article of the Constitution places limits on the states. Name one.
8. Name two congressional limits on the President according to the Constitution.
9. Which article of the Constitution defines the powers of the President?
10. For what office mentioned in the Constitution must a person be a natural-born
11. Name three powers of the President as stated in the Constitution.
12. Which branch(es) of the federal government is responsible for establishing lower
13. What is the Vice-President's only constitutional responsibility?
14. What is the only condition specified by the Constitution concerning the nature of
15. What is the only crime defined by the Constitution?
16. What does the Constitution require to convict a person of treason?
17. How does Article VI of the Constitution resolve possible conflicts between state laws
and federal laws?
18. What does Article VI say about administering religious tests to candidates for public
19. When is it possible for a constitutional convention such as the Convention of 1789 to
20. Can the president introduce, ratify, or veto a constitutional amendment?
21. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
22. There are five basic rights mentioned in the First Amendment. Name three.
23. Name five of the rights guaranteed to all citizens in the Bill of Rights.
24. What does the tenth amendment say about the delegation of powers to the states?
25. Which amendment established the federal income tax?
26. The Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, passed in what
27. According to the Twentieth Amendment, if the President-elect dies before the
beginning of his/her term, who becomes President?
28. Name the only amendment that specifically repeals another amendment?
29. What was the purpose of the most recent amendment to the Constitution?
30. The argument that "anyone old enough to fight for his country, is old enough to vote"
secured passage of what amendment?
31. What is the term (number of years) served by a member of the House of
32. What is the term served by a member of the Senate?
33. What is the minimum age for a Representative?
34. What is the minimum age for a Senator?
35. What is the minimum age for a President?
36. Name the amendments that banned slavery, declared all persons born or naturalized
in the U.S. to be citizens, established due process and equal protection under the law, and
established suffrage for black Americans.
37. What is the exception to the Thirteenth Amendment's abolition of involuntary
38. The Twenty-fifth Amendment says a president unable to discharge the powers of
his/her office must declare this in writing to two people. Who are they?
39. Which branch of government is given constitutional responsibility for regulation of
CONSTITUTIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT -- ANSWER KEY
1. Article I, Section 2, Clause 3: Every 10 years
3. Article I, Section 2, Clause 5: House of
4. Article I, Section 3, Clause 6: Senate
5. Article I, Section 3, Clause 6: Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court
6. Article I, Section 3, Clause 2: rebellion or
7. Article i, Section 10: no treaties, no coining of
8. Article I, Section 9, Clause 7; Section 7, Clause
3: impeachment; amount of money to run
government; 2/3 vote overrules veto, etc.
9. Article II, Section 2
10. Article II, Section 2, Clause 5: President
11. Article II, Section 2: Military, treaties &
appointments, filling vacancies
12. Article III, Section 1: Congress (Legislature)
13. Article I, Section 3, Clause 4: President of the
14. Article IV, Section 4: republican form of
15. Article II, Section 3: treason
16. Article II, Section 3, Clause 2: 2 witnesses to
same act or a confession in public court
17. Article VI, Section 2: federal laws are the
supreme law of the land
18. Article VI, Section 3: there shall be no test
19. Article V: 2/3 of both houses, 2/3 of the state
20. Article V: No; no; no
21. Bill of Rights
22. Religion, speech, press, assembly, redress of
23. To keep and bear arms; no quartering of troops,
freedom from search and seizure, double jeopardy,
trial by jury, speedy trial, no cruel or unusual
22. Powers not delegated to the U.S. nor prohibited
too the states, are reserved to the states.
27. Section 3: Vice President Elect
28. 21 repeals 18
29. Amendment 27: Compensation of Legislature
31. Article I, Section 2, Clause 1: 2
32. Article I, Section 3, Clause 1: 6
33. Article I, Section 2, Clause 2: 25
34. Article I, Section 3, Clause 3: 30
35. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: 35
36. 13; 14; 5; 15
37. Punishment for crime, after conviction
38. President Pro-Tem of the Senate; Speaker of the
House of Representatives
39. Article I, Section 8, Clause 3: Congress