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Friday, September 16, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Constitution Day. September 17th is Constitution Day in the United States, commemorating the signing of the US Constitution. In fact, there are Constitution Days in a dozen other countries as well. Try to answer these questions about the US Constitution and related matters. Answers here

1. Was the US Constitution signed in 1747, 1787 or 1847?
2. Does the United Kingdom have a written constitution: yes or no?
3. Who was the first president of the United States?
4. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution affirms the right of the people to keep and bear...what?
5. Who insisted on the right to draw up a new constitution for France when he accepted the post of French Prime Minister in 1958?
6. What are the first three words of the preamble to the US Constitution?
7. How many amendments to the US Constitution were adopted in 1791: two, five or ten?
8. What is the name for the meeting place of the US Congress in Washington?
9. Which amendment to the US Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and of the press?
10. In 1787, who said of the proposed US Constitution "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising, and not a setting sun?"

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