Constitutional Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Alaska Constitution!

Each month AASB’s Commentary newsletter features a different question about our state’s legal framework. See them all compiled here.

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Q: What percentage of all mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, federal mineral revenue sharing payments, and bonuses received by the State shall be placed in the Permanent Fund?

  • At least 25%
  • Up to 50%
  • All income received

A: At least 25% Article 9, Section 15, Alaska Constitution


Q: At what age can a qualified voter who has been a resident of Alaska for at least three years, and of the district from which elected for at least one year, run for an Alaska House of Representatives seat?

  • 19
  • 21
  • 23

A: 21 Article 2, Section 2, Alaska Constitution


Q: At what age can a qualified voter who has been a resident of Alaska for at least three years, and of the district from which elected for at least one year, run for an Alaska Senate seat?

  • 25
  • 28
  • 30

A: 25 Article 2, Section 2, Alaska Constitution


QUESTION: When are Alaska’s general elections held?

  • On the second Tuesday in November of every even-numbered year.
  • On the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every even-numbered year.
  • On the first Tuesday in November in every odd-numbered year.

ANSWER: On the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every even-numbered year. (Article 5, Section 5, Alaska Constitution)


QUESTION: Which of the following statements is true?

  • The legislature shall establish and maintain a system of public schools open to all children of the State.
  • Alaska’s schools shall be free from sectarian control.
  • No money shall be paid from public funds for the direct benefit of religious or private educational institutions.
  • None of the above
  • All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above (Article 7, Section 1, Alaska Constitution)


QUESTION: How many Justices are on the Alaska Supreme court?

  • 3 Justices
  • 5 Justices
  • 9 Justices

ANSWER: 5 Justices. The Alaska Constitution originally called for three Justices but has since been increased to five. (Article 4, Section 5a, Alaska Constitution)


QUESTION: At what age can a qualified voter, who has been a resident of Alaska for at least seven years, run for Governor?

  • 25 years old
  • 30 years old
  • 32 years old

ANSWER: 30 years old. (Article 3, Section 2, Alaska Constitution)