Government Quiz 23

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  • 1. 
    The question of civil liberties has often involved ___________
    • A. 

      Balancing rights of many individuals

    • B. 

      Balancing liberty of many individuals

    • C. 

      Balancing the individual's right with society's interests

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The president

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The states

  • 3. 
    The Court used the "clear and present danger" doctrine when deciding cases that involved which of the following?
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech

    • B. 

      Freedom of the press

    • C. 

      The right of reporters to protect the confidentiality of their sources

    • D. 

      The protection against illegal searches and seizures

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Wearing black arm bands to school to protest the Vietnam War

    • B. 

      Burning one's draft card

    • C. 

      Wearing a patch of the American flag on the seat of one's blue jeans

    • D. 

      None of the above; all of them are considered to be symbolic speech by the Court

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Felix Frankfurter and Robert Jackson

    • B. 

      Earl Warren and Warren Burger

    • C. 

      Hugo Black and William Douglas

    • D. 

      William Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia

  • 6. 
    In Miller v. California the Supreme Court ________
    • A. 

      Ruled that the state must provide an indigent person with legal representation

    • B. 

      Ruled that a person's right to legal counsel begins prior to the time that the person appears in court

    • C. 

      Set new standards for defining obscenity

    • D. 

      Ruled that the public transporting of children to private and parochial schools does not violate the First Amendment

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Right of privacy

    • B. 

      Equal rights for minorities

    • C. 

      Right to vote

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    • B. 

      Justice Louis Brandeis

    • C. 

      Justice Thurgood Marshall

    • D. 

      Justice Potter Stewart

  • 9. 
    The First Amendment's protection of the freedom of assembly does NOT prevent a city from passing which of the following?
    • A. 

      An ordinance that requires a permit for sound trucks, parades, and demonstrations in the interest of controlling traffic and the regulation of city streets and public parks

    • B. 

      An ordinance that prevents a march by Nazis through the streets of a predominantly Jewish community

    • C. 

      An ordinance that forbids picketing, carrying flags, and holding demonstrations on the sidewalk outside the Supreme Court building itself

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Under the "free exercise clause," which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      A state may not require children to salute the flag if by doing so the children would violate their religious beliefs.

    • B. 

      Both the state and federal governments have the authority to pass legislation that permits the sacramental use of some hallucinogens.

    • C. 

      The Internal Revenue Service was not in violation of this clause when it revoked the tax-exempt status of a school that practiced racial discrimination based on religious beliefs.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The Supreme Court was upheld which of the following state actions as NOT being in violation of the establishment clause?
    • A. 

      Disbursing student activity fees to religious groups as well as secular groups

    • B. 

      Officially composing prayers in public schools

    • C. 

      Granting direct aid to church-related schools by government

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The McCarran Act did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Granted confidentially to reporters' sources in federal courts

    • B. 

      Required communist "front" organizations to register with the U.S. attorney general

    • C. 

      Defined obscenity for the federal courts

    • D. 

      Made it a felony to advocate the overthrow of the U.S. government by force

  • 13. 
    The bedrock of personal liberty in the United States is found in the _________________
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 14. 
    Limitations on free speech generally have to do with speech which _________
    • A. 

      Poses an immediate threat to public order

    • B. 

      Presents a constitutional question

    • C. 

      Is untrue

    • D. 

      Defames a politician's character

  • 15. 
    In 1996, Congress passed legislation making it a criminal offense to knowingly transmit an obscene or indecent message to a minor, this legislatiion is called ____________
    • A. 

      Americans with Disabilities Act

    • B. 

      Privacy Act

    • C. 

      Child Obscenity Act

    • D. 

      Communications Decency Act

  • 16. 
    By a unanimous vote, the Supreme Court declared the Communications Decency Act of 1996 as __________
    • A. 

      An abomination to human decency

    • B. 

      The most advanced legislation in the 1900s

    • C. 

      An abridgment of the First Amendment

    • D. 

      An aberration of justice

  • 17. 
    Cyberspace does not conform to traditional notions of national sovereignty, and its citizens, nicknamed ________, often perceive the Internet as a kind of country of its own.
    • A. 

      "nimbys"

    • B. 

      "pandas"

    • C. 

      "netizens"

    • D. 

      "cybizens"

  • 18. 
    While many are using the Internet to escape the restrictions of public space, governments and private organizations are using the same technological advances to ___________.
    • A. 

      Collect information

    • B. 

      Restrict surveillance

    • C. 

      Recruit employees

    • D. 

      Research population growth

  • 19. 
    According to many analysts, advancing computer technology is revolutionizing the way we _________
    • A. 

      Learn

    • B. 

      Communicate

    • C. 

      Think

    • D. 

      All of the above