Many Americans know the Constitution well -- they understand how it protects their freedoms and paved the way for a great nation to be built. But many more Americans don't know enough about it. How much do you know about the Constitution?

Take this quiz and find out how much you know about the U.S. Constitution...

Some of the answers will surprise you.

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Which of the following is not a First Amendment right?

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The right to an impartial trial by jury is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Additionally, this right is guaranteed by the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Which branch of government has a duty to interpret the Constitution?

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Contrary to the widespread contemporary belief that the judiciary should be the sole interpreter of the Constitution, every member of the government has an obligation to uphold the oath of office. This requires each member to make a judgment about the meaning of the Constitution. Article VI of the Constitution stipulates, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”

Abraham Lincoln called the Constitution “a silver frame” around “an apple of gold.” What was he referring to as the “apple of gold?”

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The “apple of gold” is the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln used biblical language to convey that the “frame” (Constitution) does not conceal the “apple” (Declaration), but rather adorns and preserves it.

Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, rejected the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution’s system of the separation of powers. This philosophy is known as:

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Woodrow Wilson was a Progressive. Early Progressives like Wilson openly attacked the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as obsolete. Later Progressive politicians, while less open about their disdain for America’s founding principles, have built a government that ignores constitutional limits on its power.

Fill in the blank: The Constitution begins: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a _____________________, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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“More perfect Union.” The use of this phrase meant that the Constitution would be an improvement over the Articles of Confederation, the limitations of which had left states free to print their own money, leading to financial instability and left the federal government unable to respond to events such as Shay’s Rebellion.