Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Test Your Knowledge Answers

  1. Where does the government get its power?
    Answer: (d) The people
    The preamble to the Constitution begins, “We the people.” According to FindLaw, “Although the preamble is not a source of power for any department of the Federal Government, the Supreme Court has often referred to it as evidence of the origin, scope, and purpose of the Constitution.”
  2. Minus its first clause, this amendment is engraved on the headquarters of the National Rifle Association.
    Answer: (c ) The Second Amendment
    The Second Amendment says: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
  3. Who is the “father of the Constitution”?
    Answer: (a) James Madison
    For the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Madison outlined what came known as the "Virginia Plan of Government," which concentrated power in a new federal government, rather than 13 individual states.
  4. Which is not a right EXPLICITLY protected by the First Amendment?
    Answer: (e) Privacy
    The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy, however, various amendments have been interpreted as protecting some aspects of privacy. For example, the Third, Fourth and Fifth amendments protect specific personal rights.
  5. According to the Constitution, the president is chosen by the
    Answer: (c ) electoral college
    Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.”