First Amendment Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In what year were free speech rights given to students?
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1691

    • C. 

      1916

    • D. 

      1619

    • E. 

      9161

  • 2. 
    What is a "Free Speech Zone"?
    • A. 

      An area where the First Amendment is suspended, and the government assumes control over freedom of speech.

    • B. 

      An area where the First Amendment can be suspended, and the government can assume control over freedom of speech.

    • C. 

      A public area where activists can protest and use their free speech

    • D. 

      A public area where protesters are not allowed

    • E. 

      Areas not owned by the USA government, but respect the American First Amendment.

  • 3. 
    What is a Son of Sam Law?
    • A. 

      Laws that make it illegal to declare yourself an American citizen, when you are really not.

    • B. 

      Laws that make it illegal to sell books using inaccurate information to make America look flawed.

    • C. 

      Laws that make it illegal for criminals to make profits by selling their stories and memoirs.

    • D. 

      A vague regulation passed after Watergate that is often considered as nothing but a confidence booster for Americans.

  • 4. 
    United States v. Eichman involved which of the following issues?
    • A. 

      Protests supporting terrorism

    • B. 

      Flag desecration

    • C. 

      Frivolous protests

    • D. 

      The 1970 crackdown on communism

    • E. 

      Post WW2 background checks on Germans

  • 5. 
    The "gag rule" is a rule that does not allow the questioning of certain topics because they may cause a strict division in controversy. The gag rule impeded which of the following movements?
    • A. 

      The propaganda of Communism during the 1970s

    • B. 

      Proposal that America protest the Beijing Olympics

    • C. 

      Freeing of Japanese Americans during WW2.

    • D. 

      Investigations of 9/11 on the basis of popular conspiracy theories

    • E. 

      Anti-Slavery in the United States

  • 6. 
    Is it legal for states to tax the press?
    • A. 

      Yes - though it is controversial

    • B. 

      Yes - and is commonly practiced in the US

    • C. 

      No - absolutely not

    • D. 

      No - only the federal government can impose such taxes

  • 7. 
    Select the correct excerpt of the First Amendment...
    • A. 

      ... the right of the people to assemble peaceably...

    • B. 

      ... the right of the people assemble peacefully..

    • C. 

      ... the right of peaceful people to assemble...

    • D. 

      ... the right of the people peaceably to assemble...

    • E. 

      ... the right of the people to peacefully assemble...

  • 8. 
    The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 restricted contributions and spending of candidates running political campaigns. How did Buckley v. Valeo affect this act?
    • A. 

      It considered the constitutionality of the act.

    • B. 

      It got the act repealed

    • C. 

      It enforced the act by adding stricter limitations

    • D. 

      It is irrelevant to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971