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Government Quizzes & Trivia

In this quiz, you will learn how the Supreme Court works and many of the important cases they have worked on.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                                                                    Federal courts have jurisdiction over state laws and constitution?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
                                                      The ______________ usually includes 16 to 23 people, hears a charge against a person suspected of having committed a crime.
    • A. 

      Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Indictment

    • C. 

      Senatorial courtesy

    • D. 

      Grand jury

  • 3. 
    How many district courts are there?
    • A. 

      84

    • B. 

      92

    • C. 

      94

    • D. 

      76

  • 4. 
    Why was the court of appeals created?
    • A. 

      To help the District Court Systems

    • B. 

      To ease the U.S. courts of appeals workload of Supreme Court

    • C. 

      To ease the Federal Court systems workload

  • 5. 
    Indictment means ________________________.
    • A. 

      To free someone of doing a crime

    • B. 

      Formal accusation charging a person with a crime

    • C. 

      An informal way of freeing someone who has been charged with a crime

  • 6. 
    How many judicial circuits are there?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      8

  • 7. 
    The establishment clause of this case was violated by a public school district's practice of starting each day with a prayer.
    • A. 

      Baker vs. Carr

    • B. 

      Bob Jones University vs. U.S.

    • C. 

      Engle vs. Vitale

    • D. 

      Escobedo vs. Illionois

  • 8. 
    This case was brought to attention when people who had an interracial marriage were not allowed because of the tax exempt status to the schools. (racial discrimination)
    • A. 

      Escobedo vs. Illinois

    • B. 

      Bob Jones University vs. U.S.

    • C. 

      New Jersey vs. T.L.O.

    • D. 

      U.S. vs. Nixon

  • 9. 
                                                                      This case dealt with the burning of the American Flag.
    • A. 

      Texas vs. Johnson

    • B. 

      Arkansas vs. Johnson

    • C. 

      Wallace vs. Jaffree

    • D. 

      Mapp vs. Ohio

  • 10. 
    This case made it clear that the president is not above the law.
    • A. 

      U.S. vs. Clinton

    • B. 

      Bush vs. Gore

    • C. 

      U.S. vs. Nixon

    • D. 

      Jackson vs. Jaffree

  • 11. 
    Held that public school officials can search a student's property for evidence of wrongdoing without probable cause at all
    • A. 

      Regents of Univ. of Cali. vs. Bakke

    • B. 

      Bob Jones Univ. vs. U.S.

    • C. 

      New Jersey vs. Conneticut

    • D. 

      New Jersey vs. T.L.O.

  • 12. 
                                                                                     Every citizen rich or poor is entitled to fundamental rights. (the right to a counsel or a lawyer)
    • A. 

      Wallace vs. Johnson

    • B. 

      Gideon vs. Wainwright

    • C. 

      Roe vs. Wade

    • D. 

      Miller vs. California

  • 13. 
    You must be read your rights!!! What case justified this?
    • A. 

      Lemon vs. Kurtzman

    • B. 

      Gideon vs. Wainwright

    • C. 

      Griswold vs. Johnson

    • D. 

      Miranda vs. Arizona

  • 14. 
                                                     First Supreme Court decision to suggest that an affirmative action program could be justified on basis.
    • A. 

      Regents of Univ. of Cali. vs. Bakke

    • B. 

      Wallace vs. Jaffree

    • C. 

      Bob Jones Univ. vs. California

    • D. 

      Mapp vs. Ohio