Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Thursday Quiz IX

Oyez, Oyez! It's

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is, as always, a "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the rule of law:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will be cast forth from the tribe.
This Week's Category will read you your rights!

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Note: this one might be kinda hard. Onward!

1. The Third Amendment: Soldiers can't be quartered in private homes.
2. The Fourth Amendment: The right to hold slaves. (repealed 1865)
3. The Seventh Amendment: The right to trial by jury.
4. The Eighth Amendment: The right to privacy.
5. The Ninth Amendment: Rights specified in the Constitution don't rule out the existance of other, unspecified rights.
6. The Eleventh Amendment: Gives Supreme Court the power to rule on Constitutionality of laws.
7. The Fourteenth Amendment: Specifies Washington, D.C., as capital city.
8. The Sixteenth Amendment: Gives Congress the power to regulate child labor.
9. The Seventeenth Amendment: Requires direct election of U.S. Senators.
10. The Twentieth Amendment: Specifies dates for the beginning of the term for President and Congress.
11. The Twenty-Third Amendment: Washington, D.C., represented in electoral college.
12. The Twenty-Eighth Amendment: Creates Department of Homeland Security.

Submit your answers to the legislatures of the several states, in the form of a comment.

17 comments:

d said...

yes! not only am i finally on time for the quiz, i'm the first one here. unfortunately, this one is not going to be one of my shining moments.
1. no
2. no?
3. yes?
4. yes
5. yes
6. yes
7. no?
8. no
9. yes?
10. yes?
11. no
12. no?

i'm constitution stupid.

Rebel said...

I keep meaning to buy one of those pocket copies of the constitution... lacking that... I have to guess.

1. Is
2. Isn't
3. Is
4. Isn't (There was an interesting PBS special about ... some guy I can't remember who got a college named after him B something - who's legal review stated that the right to privacy was implied in the constitution, if not outright stated)
5. Is
6. Is
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Isn't
10. Is
11. Is
12. Is

mrs.5000 said...

Bleah. I hope this isn't an indication of how my day is going to go.

1,3,5,6,7,9,10.

Sandy said...

1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. I would have said this one was the 10th. Are you the kind of person to pose a trick question?
6. No. Wasn't that Marbury v Madison?
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. yes
11. no
12. no

Kadonkadonk said...

My pure guess would be that they are all true except for 4, 11, and 12. Can't wait to find out how dumb I am!

Kadonkadonk said...

D'oh! And 7 and 8. I don't think those are true either.

Rex Parker said...

1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11

There is no way I'm a gettin' a star today. Oh well...

rp

The [Cherry] Ride said...

What is this Constitution and Amendment thing you speak of?

G said...

Gahhhhhh! My dorkiness does not extend to knowledge of the amendments.

Laura said...

1. The Third Amendment: Soldiers can't be quartered in private homes. Yes?
2. The Fourth Amendment: The right to hold slaves. (repealed 1865) No
3. The Seventh Amendment: The right to trial by jury. yes?
4. The Eighth Amendment: The right to privacy. no
5. The Ninth Amendment: Rights specified in the Constitution don't rule out the existance of other, unspecified rights. ?no
6. The Eleventh Amendment: Gives Supreme Court the power to rule on Constitutionality of laws. yes?
7. The Fourteenth Amendment: Specifies Washington, D.C., as capital city. really? i don't know. no?
8. The Sixteenth Amendment: Gives Congress the power to regulate child labor. yes?
9. The Seventeenth Amendment: Requires direct election of U.S. Senators. yes?
10. The Twentieth Amendment: Specifies dates for the beginning of the term for President and Congress. no. the 20th is the women's suffrage one, right?
11. The Twenty-Third Amendment: Washington, D.C., represented in electoral college..... yes?
12. The Twenty-Eighth Amendment: Creates Department of Homeland Security. oh fuck no!

Laura said...

Sorry, I suppose I could delete the questions.

Michael5000 said...
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Michael5000 said...

OK, here's the deal:

3rd, soldiers can't be quartered in private homes, true.

4th, right to hold slaves. No way. Implied by language in the main document, though.

7th, trial by jury, yep.

8th, like rebel says, there is no explicit right to privacy in Constitutional law.

9th, Rights specified in the Constitution don't rule out the existance of other, unspecified rights, yep. Interesting amendment, that one.

11th, nope. Like Sandy says, the role of the Supreme Court comes paradoxically from the Supreme Court case of Marbury vs. Madison. The Court has almost no explicit Constitutional power. It's trippy.

14th, designates D.C. as the capital, nope. Not a Constitutional deal.

16th, gives Congress the power to regulate child labor, nope. That amendment has been technically pending for about a century, but has never been passed.

17th, requires direct elections to the U.S. Senate, yep.

20th, specifies beginning date for terms, yep.

23rd, D.C. represented in electoral college, yep.

28th, creates Dept. of Homeland Security: As "Laura" says, "oh fuck no!" In the style of the current administration, this proceeded less as a "Constitutional process" than as a "boondoggle."

Michael5000 said...

...although to be fair, the departments of the executive branch aren't covered by the Constitution anyway.

Michael5000 said...

Well done, all, and thanks for turning out.

@Sandy: All questions are trick questions. But Thursday Quiz questions are never weasel questions. I'm never going to sharpshoot on a date or a detail. My personal pledge to you, Sandy.

@[Cherry]: Can't tell whether you are being self-depricating or shockingly cynical. Either way, welcome back to BlogLand.

@MyDog: What kind of name is "Laura"?

Mark Witteman said...

This one is indeed a toughie. I'm feeling shakiest about #5. It reads a bit too much like a gag.

In the IS category:
1. The Third Amendment: Soldiers can't be quartered in private homes.
2. The Fourth Amendment: The right to hold slaves. (repealed 1865)
3. The Seventh Amendment: The right to trial by jury.


In the ISN'T category:
4. The Eighth Amendment: The right to privacy.
5. The Ninth Amendment: Rights specified in the Constitution don't rule out the existance of other, unspecified rights.
6. The Eleventh Amendment: Gives Supreme Court the power to rule on Constitutionality of laws.
7. The Fourteenth Amendment: Specifies Washington, D.C., as capital city.
8. The Sixteenth Amendment: Gives Congress the power to regulate child labor.
9. The Seventeenth Amendment: Requires direct election of U.S. Senators.
10. The Twentieth Amendment: Specifies dates for the beginning of the term for President and Congress.
11. The Twenty-Third Amendment: Washington, D.C., represented in electoral college.
12. The Twenty-Eighth Amendment: Creates Department of Homeland Security.

Mark Witteman said...

Would you believe me if I said that I meant to put this in the IS category?

9. The Seventeenth Amendment: Requires direct election of U.S. Senators.
10. The Twentieth Amendment: Specifies dates for the beginning of the term for President and Congress.

Since I recently touted my keyboard skills I am guessing not.