Mmc4200 Final Exam Pretend Quiz

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Mmc4200 Final Exam Pretend Quiz

A pretend quiz that I made up to somewhat simulate what the exam would be like. Correct answers are based off what we thought were correct when doing the study guide and flash cards. Use at your own risk!


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Restraining yourself from doing something

    • B. 

      A govt restraint on expression that is imposed prior to publication or other dissemination to the public, as distinguished from sanctions imposed following publication. ALTHOUGH Direct prior restraint on content is the least tolerable form of interference in speech, after the fact penalties, well meaning access rules, and even restrictions not based on content may be abridgments of speech.

    • C. 

      A measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What was the Marbury vs. Madison case about?
    • A. 

      It was the first time the Supreme Court asserted that it could overturn acts of Congress. It invalidated President Adams' appointment of "midnight judges" to the federal courts just before his term expired.

    • B. 

      It invalidated President Adams' appointment of "midnight judges" to the federal courts just before his term expired.

    • C. 

      Both A & C

    • D. 

      It was when Marbury acused Madison of libel

  • 3. 
    What was the role of the First Amendment in the pre-civil war debate over slavery?
    • A. 

      D is the correct answer.

    • B. 

      Many Southern states feared that antislavery speech could bring down the institution of slavery, so they placed harsh restraints on abolitionist expression.

    • C. 

      These official restraints were exacerbated by unofficial acts of intimidation, violence, and censorship.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Does the First Amendment protect obscenity?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      No!

    • C. 

      Only in parts of Europe

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 5. 
    What was the Roth Test handed down by the Supreme Court in 1957?
    • A. 

      Basically it said that obscenity was without first amendment protection, and it went on to narrowly define obscenity, limiting it to hard-core sexual material that is utterly without redeeming social value.

    • B. 

      Anything that did not fit under this narrow definition was protected.

    • C. 

      The Miller Test later replaced the Roth Test and is now what we use to determine whether something is obscene or not.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How can obscenity be regulated on the internet?
    • A. 

      It can't

    • B. 

      Filtering software

    • C. 

      There's stuff on the internet that's obscene?

    • D. 

      With magic

  • 7. 
    What are the constitutional conflicts in fair trial vs. free press?
    • A. 

      A constitutional dilemma often occurs in the coverage of notorious crimes, when the media’s First Amendment rights of free expression seem to conflict with the defendant’s right to an impartial jury.

    • B. 

      The concern is that pervasive media coverage, replete with damning information of all sorts, may make it impossible to find or maintain an impartial jury.

    • C. 

      All of the above