The United States Quiz: The Constitution And Judiciary

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The United States Quiz: The Constitution And Judiciary

How much do you know about the United States constitution and the judiciary? The Supreme court is the only federal high court that was explicitly recognized by the constitution. During the constitutional convention, a suggestion was made for the supreme court to be the only federal court, as it has both jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction. If you are learning about the constitution and the judiciary, this quiz will do you justice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Supreme Court has declared thousands of federal laws to be unconsitutional since 1789.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the immediate aftermath of the Marbury decision, the Court began exercising judicial review with great frequency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Franklin Roosevelt was unable to alter the composition of the Supreme Court in his first term as president.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If implemented, Roosevelt's reorganization plan for the Court would have allowed him to make two new appointments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Roosevelt actually left the presidency without ever having the opportunity to make a Supreme Court appointment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The only federal court the Constitution requires is the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Consitution sets the number of justices on the Court at nine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The tradition of senatorial courtesy gives great weight to the preferences of the senators from the states where judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals are to serve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In recent years, Supreme Court nominations have usually been confirmed by the Senate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Under some circumstances, a criminal case involving only a violation of state law can be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The text suggests that the typical district court case holds marvelous potential for broad policy making.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Supreme Court does not have to hear any appeal it does not want to hear.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In a typical year, the Supreme Court may consider over seven thousand petitions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The influence of law clerks on the selection of the Supreme Court's cases and the rendering of its decision is considerable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In this country, each party to a lawsuit must pay its own costs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If the government kills your cow while testing a new cannon, you automatically have standing to sue the government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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