Government Quiz 21

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Government Quiz 21


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The First and Second Amendments

    • B. 

      The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments

    • C. 

      The Tenth and Thirteenth Amendments

    • D. 

      The Nineteenth and Twelfth Amendments

  • 2. 
    The right of an indigent person to be provided legal counsel by the state when that person is on trial for an offense that could lead to imprisonment was the result of which of the following cases?
    • A. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

    • B. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • C. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • D. 

      Barron v. Baltimore

  • 3. 
    In deciding cases involving the protection against illegal searches and seizures, the Supreme Court has ruled that _____________
    • A. 

      Police may not enter a home without a warrant in order to make a routine arrest

    • B. 

      School officials needed only "reasonable grounds" to search a student's locker

    • C. 

      Police may not ransack a home in the course of making a lawful arrest but must confine their search to the suspect and the immediate surroundings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    While considering the exclusionary rule, the Supreme Court has made which of the following rulings?
    • A. 

      That the government may use illegally seized evidence in order to discredit statements made by a defendant during cross-examination at a trial

    • B. 

      That if the police were exercising "good faith" when relying on a flawed search warrant, the evidence seized could be used in court

    • C. 

      That illegally seized evidence may be admitted at a trial if the prosecution can show that the evidence would "inevitably" have been discovered by lawful means

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The American constitutional tradition that we do not force criminal suspects to testify against themselves or to incriminate themselves in the criminal interrogation process was upheld in the Supreme Court decision in ________
    • A. 

      Griswold v. Connecticut

    • B. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

    • C. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • D. 

      Baker v. Carr

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      It strengthened the rights of persons accused of a crime.

    • B. 

      It defined and applied the freedom of expression, which is protected in the First Amendment

    • C. 

      It defined and applied the right of privacy

    • D. 

      It defined and applied the establishment clause.

  • 7. 
    In which of the following cases was the issue of double jeopardy involved?
    • A. 

      Palko v. Connecticut

    • B. 

      Gideon v. Wainright

    • C. 

      Benton v. Maryland

    • D. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

  • 8. 
    Most of the provisions of the Bill of Rights are essentially ____________
    • A. 

      Guarantees of fiscal freedom

    • B. 

      Guarantees of authoritarian procedure

    • C. 

      A code of criminal procedure

    • D. 

      A code of civil procedure

  • 9. 
    The Fourth Amendment was designed to be very specific to prevent ___________.
    • A. 

      Confusion

    • B. 

      Vagueness

    • C. 

      Full-scale search

    • D. 

      General search

  • 10. 
    All of the following are rights included in the Miranda warning EXCEPT ___________.
    • A. 

      Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law

    • B. 

      You have the right to an attorney

    • C. 

      You have the right to remain silent

    • D. 

      Anyone associated with you will also be retained

  • 11. 
    Police Chief Gonzales of the Oklahoma City Police Department believes that the Miranda warning has resulted in legislation that brought about all of the following changes EXCEPT ______
    • A. 

      Better press coverage

    • B. 

      Better police officers

    • C. 

      Better police training

    • D. 

      Better ability to do what the public expects

  • 12. 
    The provisions in the Fifth and Sixth Amendments that protect citizens from the dangers of overzealous police and prosecutors are called the ____________.
    • A. 

      Eminent domain clause

    • B. 

      Separation of powers clause

    • C. 

      Due process of law rights

    • D. 

      Rights of the oppressed

  • 13. 
    If Congress would change the law so that there is no disparity between possession of powdered cocaine and crack cocaine, people possessing the same amount will ___________.
    • A. 

      Receive equal compensation

    • B. 

      Get the same sentence

    • C. 

      Be tried in the same court

    • D. 

      Be imprisoned in the same stte