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Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Bill of Rights



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By Gordon Lloyd
Many citizens have a limited understanding of American history and our unique form of constitutional government.
Without this knowledge, how can we expect them to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship?
Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, is December 15.
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights, which was ratified in 1791 and is considered essential not only to American law and government but also to the protection of individual liberty.
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Answers: 1-D, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A, 5-A, 6-B, 7-C, 8-C, 9-B, 10-C
About the Writer 
Gordon Lloyd is a senior fellow of the Ashbrook Center and the author of the forthcoming Ashbrook Center book compilation “The Creation of the Bill of Rights: Core Documents.” He wrote this for