Government Quiz 22

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  • 1. 
    The concept of a "wall of separation" is related to the First Amendment guarantee of ___________.
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech

    • B. 

      Freedom of press

    • C. 

      Freedom of religion

    • D. 

      The right to petition the government

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Individuals are protected from wrongful state governmental actions due to the Supreme Court's interpretation that the U.S. Bill of Rights ____________
    • A. 

      Was always intended to limit both the Congress and the states

    • B. 

      And the Fourteenth Amendment work together to limit the states

    • C. 

      Limits the Congress, and the state constitutions must be relied on to limit each state

    • D. 

      Is absolute and no government can regulate them

  • 3. 
    Prior restraint, established in the Near v. Minnesota decision, is a standard that applies to questions of ______________
    • A. 

      Prohibiting someone from yelling "fire" in a theater

    • B. 

      Stopping the press from printing or publicly p;roducing something

    • C. 

      Prohibiting peaceful assembly

    • D. 

      Restraining the reciting of prayers in public schools

  • 4. 
    Judge Drago had to balance two rights that seemed to be competing for constitutional protection: __________
    • A. 

      The right to exercise the individual's religious preference versus the right of individuals not to have to experience the government's establishment of religion

    • B. 

      The right to freedom of press versus the right to a fair trial

    • C. 

      The right to be protected against stalking versus the state's right to protect against crime

    • D. 

      The right to pray versus the right not to be subjected to school-sponsored prayers

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Freedom of religion

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      Freedom of press

    • D. 

      Freedom of assembly

  • 6. 
    According to the interpretation of the ACLU, the establishment clause of the First Amendment prohibits government ___________
    • A. 

      Prior restraint of the press

    • B. 

      Prosecution for religious beliefs

    • C. 

      Censorship of a religious activity

    • D. 

      The use of public facilities to sponsor religious activities

  • 7. 
    State legislatures may constitutionally pass laws that deny individuals the right to burn the flag in public
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Because of religious convictions, parents can refuse to have their children vaccinated against smallpox even if the public welfare is seriously threatened.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False