Lsn Government Hsa Review Quiz: Unit 6

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This quiz will assess your knowledge of Unit 6.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A jury determines the sentence for a person convicted of a crime

    • B. 

      A police officer collects evidence to obtain a search warrant

    • C. 

      A judge reviews evidence to determine whether a police officer violated a citizen’s rights

    • D. 

      A defendant admits guilt to a less serious charge instead of being tried for a more serious one

  • 2. 
    The prosecutor in a criminal case is the person who
    • A. 

      Represents the defendant

    • B. 

      Represents the government

    • C. 

      Serves as head of the jury

    • D. 

      Presides as judge

  • 3. 
    Which of these government actions is most associated with due process of law?
    • A. 

      Creating affirmative action programs

    • B. 

      Informing the accused of their rights

    • C. 

      Maintaining order during times of crisis

    • D. 

      Establishing guidelines for workplace safety

  • 4. 
    Which of these incidents led to the US Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines?
    • A. 

      A school principal censored articles from the school newspaper

    • B. 

      A school district used public transportation to segregate students by race

    • C. 

      School authorities searched a student’s handbag without a search warrant

    • D. 

      School authorities suspended students for wearing black armbands as a protest

  • 5. 
    Which of these would violate a right established by Miranda v. Arizona?
    • A. 

      School authorities search a student’s locker without a warrant

    • B. 

      A city prohibits cigratte companies from advertising on billboards

    • C. 

      A state passes a law establishing several methods of capital punishment

    • D. 

      Police officers refuse to allow a person in custody to consult wit ha lawyer

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The right to have an attorney present during a criminal

    • B. 

      The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment

    • C. 

      The right to equal protection under the law for all citizens

    • D. 

      The right to protection against illegal searches and seizures

  • 7. 
    A person suing another person in a civil case is called the ____
    • A. 

      Counsel

    • B. 

      Defendant

    • C. 

      Plaintiff

    • D. 

      Prosecutor

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Students have fewer privacy rights in schools than in other public settings

    • B. 

      School officials must have search warrants in order to properly search a student

    • C. 

      School officials may force stuents to attend assemblies promoting religion

    • D. 

      Restrictions placed on all forms of student expression in schools are justified

  • 9. 
    The 6th Amendment allows the accused the "assistance of counsel". Which of these Supreme Court decisions expanded the protections of this amendment?
    • A. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • B. 

      Plessy v Ferguson

    • C. 

      Gideon v Wainwright

    • D. 

      Tinker v Des Moines School Board

  • 10. 
    A grand jury decides
    • A. 

      Where a trial will be held

    • B. 

      When a case will go to trial

    • C. 

      Whether a person should be indicted

    • D. 

      Which attorney will represent a defendant

  • 11. 
    A person suing another person in a civil case is called the
    • A. 

      Plaintiff

    • B. 

      Prosecution

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Counsel

  • 12. 
    What is the purpose of an indictment?
    • A. 

      To advise a person of the right to remain silent

    • B. 

      To formally charge a person with a crime

    • C. 

      To sentence a person who has been convicted

    • D. 

      To decide whether a person is guilty or not guilty

  • 13. 
    The prosecutor in a criminal case is the person who
    • A. 

      Represents the defendant

    • B. 

      Serves as head of the jury

    • C. 

      Represents the government

    • D. 

      Presides as judge

  • 14. 
    A homeowner signed a written agreement with a roofing company to have an old roof replaced.In the United States legal system, this type of written agreement is called a
    • A. 

      Contract

    • B. 

      Negotiation

    • C. 

      Tort

    • D. 

      Negotiation

  • 15. 
    Which of these types of cases would be tried as a civil case?
    • A. 

      Lawsuit

    • B. 

      Kidnapping

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Rape