• 1. 
    What is the main protection offered by the Eighth Amendment?

  • Protection of the right to bear arms
  • Protections of the freedom of religion
  • Protection from cruel and unusual punishment for crimes
  • Protection of the right to a trial by jury
  • 2. 
    What is bail?

  • A fee a suspect can pay to remain free while waiting for trial
  • Another name for a trial by jury
  • A really bad jail
  • A kind of torture used by the British government in the 1700s
  • 3. 
    Which of the following would likely be considered an excessive fine?

  • $95 for speeding
  • $1 million for burning down a large building
  • $8000 for jaywalking
  • $25 for littering
  • 4. 
    True or False: The death penalty was not considered cruel and unusual punishment back when the Eighth Amendment was added to the Constitution.

  • TRUE
  • 5. 
    What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Magna Carta
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Bill of Rights
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