Question No. 9: Did the Constitution give the federal government power to create a bank?
Answer: No. It was given power to “coin money,” meaning the power to establish a mint where precious metal could be shaped into coinage of a fixed size, weight and purity.
Here are some more questions about the Constitution that initially stumped me:
Question No. 11: Does the Constitution allow a President alone to take the nation to war?
Answer: Absolutely not. The Constitution states very clearly that only Congress has power to take the nation into war.
Question No. 13: Are the Bill of Rights considered part of the original Constitution?
Answer: Many do hold that view because if the promise to add the Bill of Rights had not been made, some of the states would not have ratified the Constitution and it might not have become the “Supreme Law of the Land.”
Question No. 14: According to the Constitution, how can a President and other national officials be removed from office?
Answer: They can be impeached by a majority in the House and tried by the Senate. Impeachment is not removal; it should be considered only as an indictment to be followed by a trial. Two-thirds of the senators “present” must approve removal at a subsequent trial or the person who has been impeached by the House shall not be removed.
Question No. 16: How many amendments to the Constitution are there?
Answer: There are 27. The first ten can be considered part of the original Constitution. And Amendment 18 was repealed by Amendment 21, which means that in 223 years, there have been only 15 amendments. Amending the Constitution is a difficult process, made so by the Founders to keep anything silly or dangerous from being added in the heat of passion.
I’ll look at a few others tomorrow that I couldn’t answer immediately (without looking).