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Personal liberties and freedom of the press: How well do you know the First Amendment?

While open-ended and frequently subject to interpretation, the freedoms granted in the First Amendment are some of the pillars of political expression and participation in this country. The First Amendment has been on the forefront of discussions on race and gender issues, censorship, and personal expression.

How well do you understand the personal liberties granted by the First Amendment? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

A crowd gathers in San Francisco protesting against an upcoming conservative rally taking place at City Hall.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Question 1 of 20

1. What was the basis for the Bill of Rights?

Virginia Declaration of Rights

The Federalist Papers

Articles of Confederation

Treaty of Paris

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