Elena Kagan And The Supreme Court

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How much do you know about Elena Kagan, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, and the composition of today's high court? Take this quiz and find out how much of a legal expert you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How old is Elena Kagan?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      49

    • D. 

      50

    • E. 

      51

  • 2. 
    Where did Elena Kagan grow up?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Princeton

    • E. 

      Washington, D.C.

  • 3. 
    What city does she consider her official hometown now?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • E. 

      Austin

  • 4. 
    Where did Elena Kagan go to college as an undergraduate?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Yale

    • C. 

      Columbia

    • D. 

      Princeton

    • E. 

      Penn

  • 5. 
    Which law school did Elena Kagan attend?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Yale

    • C. 

      Penn

    • D. 

      Chicago

    • E. 

      UT

  • 6. 
    Which Supreme Court justice did she serve as a law clerk?
    • A. 

      William Brennan

    • B. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C. 

      John Paul Stevens

    • D. 

      William Rehnquist

    • E. 

      Felix Frankfurter

  • 7. 
    Where did Elena Kagan first teach law?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Yale

    • C. 

      Penn

    • D. 

      Chicago

    • E. 

      UT

  • 8. 
    Where was she law school dean?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Yale

    • C. 

      Penn

    • D. 

      Chicago

    • E. 

      UT

  • 9. 
    Who was the first presidential candidate she worked for on staff?
    • A. 

      Michael Dukakis

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Al Gore

    • D. 

      John Kerry

    • E. 

      Barack Obama

  • 10. 
    Which of these jobs did Elena Kagan hold in the Clinton White House?
    • A. 

      White House counsel

    • B. 

      Deputy White House counsel

    • C. 

      Deputy Chief of Staff

    • D. 

      Domestic policy adviser

    • E. 

      Vetter of Supreme Court candidates

  • 11. 
    Where did she first meet Barack Obama?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      University of Chicago

    • C. 

      2008 campaign

    • D. 

      When she interviewed to be Solicitor General

    • E. 

      Kenya

  • 12. 
    How many women have been nominated for the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 13. 
    How many Supreme Court justices had no prior judicial experience when they were nominated?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      40

  • 14. 
    Upon Justice Stevens' departure, how many Protestants will sit on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      5

  • 15. 
    How many Catholics currently sit on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      6

  • 16. 
    If Elena Kagan is confirmed, how many Supreme Court justices would be Jewish?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

  • 17. 
    If Elena Kagan is confirmed, how many Supreme Court justices would boast Ivy League educations?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      9

  • 18. 
    Elena Kagan's best-known argument before the Supreme Court as Solicitor General was in the Citizens United case dealing with corporate involvement in U.S. politics. What was the result in the case?
    • A. 

      A 9-0 defeat for her.

    • B. 

      A 6-3 defeat for her.

    • C. 

      A 5-4 defeat for her.

    • D. 

      A 5-4 win for her.

    • E. 

      A 6-3 win for her.

  • 19. 
    Which argument against her has NOT been made by a senior Senate Republican.
    • A. 

      She doesn't have judicial experience.

    • B. 

      Her experience has been in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington -- not in the real world.

    • C. 

      There are enough women on the Supreme Court already.

    • D. 

      She's anti-military.

    • E. 

      She is not sufficiently forthcoming abut her views on important legal issues.

  • 20. 
    How many Republicans voted to confirm Elena Kagan as Solicitor General in 2009?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      19

  • 21. 
    Which of Texas' senators voted for Elena Kagan's confirmation as Solicitor General?
    • A. 

      Kay Bailey Hutchison

    • B. 

      John Cornyn

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither