The Ultimate Criminology Test! Quiz

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Do you know anything about criminology? Do you feel you know how to pass this quiz? Criminology is the study of illegal acts performed by criminals. Some of the variables you learn in criminology include crime prevention, crime statistics, criminal behavior, and criminal justice agencies. Criminology pertains to many different types of careers. This class is typically for those who want to pursue a career in law enforcement. Take this quiz and learn more about criminology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A situation in which racial minorities are treated more harshly at some points and in some places in the criminal justice system, but not differently than whites at other points and in other places, best describes what type of discrimination?
    • A. 

      Pure

    • B. 

      Systematic

    • C. 

      Contexual

    • D. 

      Discretionary

  • 2. 
    The "separate but equal" doctrine was established by :
    • A. 

      The Eleventh Amendment

    • B. 

      Jim Crow laws

    • C. 

      The Third Amendment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in which case legally ended the years of Jim Crow laws?
    • A. 

      Swain v. Alabama (1965)

    • B. 

      Brown v Board of Education of Topeka I (1954)

    • C. 

      Harr v Hess (1949)

    • D. 

      Ex parte Hull (1941)

  • 4. 
    The Court acknowledged that virtual exclusion of African Americans from juries constituted an equal protection violation in:
    • A. 

      Adarand v Pena

    • B. 

      Swain v Alabama

    • C. 

      Norris v Alabama

    • D. 

      Batson v Kentucky

  • 5. 
    According to the text, the American Dream :
    • A. 

      Was determined in the Bakke case

    • B. 

      Is set forth in U.S. Constitution

    • C. 

      Is the belief that through hard work anyone can succeed in the United States

    • D. 

      Was fundamental in abolishing slavery

  • 6. 
    A pressing issue that led to the Civil War was :
    • A. 

      Federal aide versus state aide for improving highways and railways.

    • B. 

      Freedom versus slavery in the territories.

    • C. 

      State banks and money versus national banks and currency.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Affirmative action programs are sometimes referred to as :
    • A. 

      Ethnic- preferance programs

    • B. 

      Gender-preferance programs

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 8. 
    Discrimination is :
    • A. 

      Permitted by law

    • B. 

      An attitude

    • C. 

      A behavoir

    • D. 

      Addressed in the original Bill Of Rights

  • 9. 
    The Great Debate centered on :
    • A. 

      Who would make the best president

    • B. 

      Whether states could lawfully withdraw from the Union

    • C. 

      Whether slavery should be abolished

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The Fourteenth Amendment overruled which decision?
    • A. 

      Gregg

    • B. 

      Slaughterhouse

    • C. 

      Dred Scott

    • D. 

      Plessy

  • 11. 
    The Fourteenth Amendment, among other things, provided that :
    • A. 

      All men are created equally

    • B. 

      The fundamental provisions of the Bill Of Rights would apply to all levels of government

    • C. 

      Slavery is morally wrong

    • D. 

      Attitudes can be altered

  • 12. 
    Sentencing guidelines have reduced :
    • A. 

      Ethnic disparity

    • B. 

      Racial disparity

    • C. 

      Both racial and ethnic disparity

    • D. 

      Neither ethnic nor racial disparity

  • 13. 
    State Constitutions:
    • A. 

      Establish the orginazation of a states governing bodies

    • B. 

      Set forth some specific ideals of that particular state

    • C. 

      Are subordinate to the U.S. Constitution on some levels

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Prejudice is:
    • A. 

      Unlawful

    • B. 

      An attitude

    • C. 

      A behavior

    • D. 

      Addressed in the original Bill Of Rights

  • 15. 
    The first state to withdraw from the Union was :
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Alabama

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 16. 
    Racial discrimination is outlawed by
    • A. 

      The Fair Housing Act

    • B. 

      The Civil Rights Act

    • C. 

      The Voting Rights Act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The landmark case in the issue of affirmative action is :
    • A. 

      United Steelworkers of America v Weber (1979)

    • B. 

      Regents of the University of California v Bakke (1978)

    • C. 

      United States v Paradise ( 1987)

    • D. 

      Fullilove v Klutznick ( 1980)

  • 18. 
    The Constitution was originally drafted to limit the power of :
    • A. 

      State governments

    • B. 

      The federal government

    • C. 

      Local government

    • D. 

      All of the above

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