American Government--judiciary

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American Government--judiciary

Federal Judiciary


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The federal Circuit Court of Appeals cannot hear cases at the trial level because they lack ____________
    • A. 

      A jury

    • B. 

      Original jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate jurisdiction

    • D. 

      A writ of certiorari

  • 2. 
    What type of jursidiction is exercised by the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      No jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Original jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Only B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 3. 
    The case of Marbury v. Madison, 1803, is a landmark case because it
    • A. 

      Overturned Plessy v Ferguson.

    • B. 

      Gave presidents the power to appoint Supreme Court justices.

    • C. 

      Asserted the principle of judicial review.

    • D. 

      Created the federal judiciary.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    How many Supreme Court justices have to agree to hear a case?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      1

  • 5. 
    Justices who disagree with the Opinion of the Court may express their views by writing a
    • A. 

      Precedent

    • B. 

      Writ of certiorari

    • C. 

      Concurring opinion

    • D. 

      Majority opinion

    • E. 

      Dissenting opinion

  • 6. 
    Which part of the Constitution establishes the federal judiciary?
    • A. 

      1st Amendment

    • B. 

      Article I

    • C. 

      Preamble

    • D. 

      Article III

    • E. 

      Judiciary Act of 1789

  • 7. 
    How long is the term of most federal judges?
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      8 years

    • C. 

      10 years

    • D. 

      15 years

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    This list of court cases waiting to be heard is called the _________
    • A. 

      Civil case

    • B. 

      Criminal case

    • C. 

      Docket

    • D. 

      Certificate

  • 9. 
    The current Chief Justice of the Suprem Court is ________
    • A. 

      John Roberts

    • B. 

      Harry Reid

    • C. 

      Robert Byrd

    • D. 

      Clarence Thomas

    • E. 

      John Paul Stevens

  • 10. 
    The first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court was
    • A. 

      Sonia Sotomayor

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • C. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D. 

      Janet Reno

    • E. 

      Nancy Pelosi