Chapter 5 - Civil Liberties Quiz #2

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  • 1. 
    The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of flag burning in the case of
    • A. 

      Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire.

    • B. 

      Miller v. California.

    • C. 

      Texas v. Johnson.

    • D. 

      Reno v. Johnson.

    • E. 

      Schenck v. United States.

  • 2. 
    In the _______________________ case, the Supreme Court ruled that the part of the McCain-Feingold law that denied corporations and labor unions the right to run ads violated their rights to free speech under the Constitution.
    • A. 

      McConnell v. Federal Election Commission

    • B. 

      Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

    • C. 

      New York Times v. Sullivan

    • D. 

      Miller v. California

    • E. 

      Reno v. ACLU

  • 3. 
    The historical reference to a "wall of separation" between religion and the state can be found in
    • A. 

      The Bill of Rights.

    • B. 

      A series of debates in the First Congress.

    • C. 

      The writings of Thomas Jefferson.

    • D. 

      Twentieth-century Supreme Court decisions.

    • E. 

      The Federalist papers.

  • 4. 
    In an important recent decision, the Supreme Court upheld a voucher program for students attending religious and other private schools in Cleveland, Ohio, because
    • A. 

      The schools promised to teach no course involving religion.

    • B. 

      The aid was not given to particular schools but to the families who chose the schools.

    • C. 

      The schools removed all religious symbols and artifacts.

    • D. 

      The aid was given directly in the particular schools.

    • E. 

      The teachers were certified by the state.

  • 5. 
    In the ___________________ decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the establishment clause forbids prayer, even a nondenominational one, in public schools.
    • A. 

      Everson v. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Engel v. Vitale

    • C. 

      Lemon v. Kurtzman

    • D. 

      Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

    • E. 

      Lee v. Weisman

  • 6. 
    The exclusionary rule holds that
    • A. 

      Double jeopardy cannot occur.

    • B. 

      Defendants who have had their rights violated can plea bargain.

    • C. 

      Police officers must be disciplined.

    • D. 

      Evidence gathered in violation of the Constitution cannot be used in a trial.

    • E. 

      States must prohibit religious displays in court.

  • 7. 
    The purpose of the exclusionary rule, according to the Supreme Court, is to
    • A. 

      Limit illegal immigration.

    • B. 

      Prevent crime by addressing its root causes.

    • C. 

      Limit the power of courts.

    • D. 

      Exclude religious activities by government employees.

    • E. 

      Control the behavior of the police.

  • 8. 
    The Supreme Court demanded that the evidence obtained in Mapp v. Ohio be excluded because the police
    • A. 

      Had not obtained a search warrant.

    • B. 

      Questioned Mapp in an impolite manner.

    • C. 

      Used unncecessary force.

    • D. 

      Refused to let Mapp contact her lawyer.

    • E. 

      Spied on Mapp with binoculars.

  • 9. 
    The landmark case on involuntary confession was that of
    • A. 

      Mapp v. Ohio.

    • B. 

      Miranda v. Arizona.

    • C. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright.

    • D. 

      Brown v. Board of Education.

    • E. 

      Gitlow v. New York.

  • 10. 
    The main provisions of the U.S.A. Patriot Act cover all of the following EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Airport security.

    • B. 

      Telephone taps.

    • C. 

      Internet taps.

    • D. 

      Voice mail.

    • E. 

      Money laundering.

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