Judicial Branch Quiz: Test!

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Judicial Branch Quiz: Test!

A Judiciary Branch or Judicial system is the structure of courts that interpret laws made by the law giving branch and imposed by the administrative branch. It is a place where justice is served for resolving any disputes. This quiz will assess your knowledge about the powers and rules of the judiciary or court. Let's try it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the highest law of the land?
  • 2. 
    What is the highest court of the land?
  • 3. 
    How many judges preside over the highest court in the USA?
  • 4. 
    How long can federal judges serve in a federal court once they are appointed and approved for the position?
  • 5. 
    Which branch of government appoints Supreme Court justices?
  • 6. 
    Which branch of government approves Supreme Court justice appointments?
  • 7. 
    If Kelly committed a crime in New York City, which of the following court has original jurisdiction over this case?
    • A. 

      New York State Supreme Court

    • B. 

      New York City Civil Court

    • C. 

      United States Supreme Court

    • D. 

      New York City Criminal Court

  • 8. 
    What type of cases does the Supreme Court hear?
    • A. 

      Major criminal cases

    • B. 

      Cases that deals with government officials

    • C. 

      Cases dealing with the rights written in the Constitution

    • D. 

      Major civil cases

  • 9. 
    People who try to influence law makers with different opinions are called
    • A. 

      Justices

    • B. 

      Cabinet members

    • C. 

      Reviewers

    • D. 

      Lobbyists

  • 10. 
    What power allows the courts to decide whether laws and government actions are constitutional?
    • A. 

      Judicial Review

    • B. 

      Appellate Review

    • C. 

      Original Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Appellate Jurisdiction

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is part of our nation's "unwritten constitution"?
    • A. 

      The office of the President

    • B. 

      The powers of Congress

    • C. 

      The creation of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Presidential Cabinet

  • 12. 
    What is the job of the judicial branch of the government?
  • 13. 
    What are the steps that law enforcement agencies and the government courts must go through to properly handle a case? 
    • A. 

      Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Due Process

    • D. 

      Treason

  • 14. 
    Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      David Patterson

    • B. 

      Nancy Pelosi

    • C. 

      John Roberts Jr.

    • D. 

      Samuel Alito

  • 15. 
    What must a person do to request to transfer a case from a lower court to a higher court?
    • A. 

      Lobby

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Petition

    • D. 

      Override

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