Judicial Branch - Practice Questions

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 Judicial Branch - Practice Questions
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  • 1. 
    What is the job of the judicial branch of the government?

  • 2. 
    What is the highest law of the land?

  • 3. 
    What is the highest court of the land?

  • 4. 
    How many judges preside over the highest court in the USA?

  • 5. 
    How long can federal judges serve in a federal court once they are appointed and approved for the position?

  • 6. 
    Which branch of government appoint Supreme Court justices?

  • 7. 
    Which branch of government approve Supreme Court justice appointments?

  • 8. 
    If Kelly committed a crime in New York City, which of the following court has original jurisdiction over this case?
    • A. 

      New York State Supreme Court

    • B. 

      New York City Civil Court

    • C. 

      United States Supreme Court

    • D. 

      New York City Criminal Court


  • 9. 
    What type of cases does the Supreme Court hear?
    • A. 

      Major criminal cases

    • B. 

      Cases that deals with government officials

    • C. 

      Cases dealing with the rights written in the Constitution

    • D. 

      Major civil cases


  • 10. 
    What are the steps that law enforcement agencies and the government courts must go through to properly handle a case?
    • A. 

      Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Due Process

    • D. 

      Treason


  • 11. 
    People who try to influence law makers with different opinions are called
    • A. 

      Justices

    • B. 

      Cabinet members

    • C. 

      Reviewers

    • D. 

      Lobbyists


  • 12. 
    What power allows the courts to decide whether laws and government actions are constitutional?
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Appellate Review

    • C. 

      Original Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Appellate Jurisdiction


  • 13. 
    Which of the following is part of our nation's "unwritten constitution"?
    • A. 

      The office of the President

    • B. 

      The powers of Congress

    • C. 

      The creation of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Presidential Cabinet


  • 14. 

    Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      David Patterson

    • B. 

      Nancy Pelosi

    • C. 

      John Roberts Jr.

    • D. 

      Samuel Alito


  • 15. 
    What must a person do to request to transfer a case from a lower court to a higher court?
    • A. 

      Lobby

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Petition

    • D. 

      Override


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