Govp4 Supreme Court Cases

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Supreme Court Quizzes & Trivia

Some of the cases for AQA module GOVP4 There are many other relevant cases, these are just the ones I happened to have on hand


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Supreme Court (SC) case found that a New York state law was unconstitutional because it made a certain prayer compulsory in state run schools?
    • A. 

      Brown v Smith (1984)

    • B. 

      Illinois v United States (1922)

    • C. 

      Engel v Vitale (1962)

    • D. 

      Jones v Grimmer (1955)

  • 2. 
    Marbury v Madison (1803) was the first time that the Supreme Court had declared a law unconstitutional
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What did Texas v Johnson (1989) decide?
    • A. 

      State laws banning desecration of the US flag were unconstitutional

    • B. 

      Sodomy was not protected by the 15th amendment

    • C. 

      Gun owners could not be searched when crossing the national border

    • D. 

      States had a right to execute criminals

  • 4. 
    Which SC case established judicial review over state laws - Fletcher v ___?___ (1810)
  • 5. 
    The passage of the 16th amendment effectively overturned the decision in Pollock v Farmers' Loan & Trust Company (1895)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Roe v Wade was decided in which year?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1979

  • 7. 
    Grutter v Bollinger (2003) upheld the University of Michigan's admissions system for its Law School
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    By what margin did the Supreme Court find segregation to be unconstitutional in Brown v Board of Education of Topeka (1954)?
    • A. 

      5-4

    • B. 

      6-3

    • C. 

      7-2

    • D. 

      8-0

    • E. 

      Unanimously (9-0)

  • 9. 
    What did Buckley v Valeo (1976) decide? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Independent expenditure limits were unconstitutional

    • B. 

      Foreign donations could not be banned

    • C. 

      Candidates could not be limited on how much of their own money they could spend on their campaign

    • D. 

      FECA (1974) was unconstitutional in its entirety