Civil Liberties Quiz #1: Judicial Interpretation, Incorporation, Privacy And Religion

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Civil Liberties Quiz #1: Judicial Interpretation, Incorporation, Privacy And Religion

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prior to the Supreme Court ruling in Gitlow v. New York, how were state governments restricted by the Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      Only the First Amendment restricted state governments, with the Bill of Rights in its entirety applying just to the national government

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights restricted state governments just as it did the national government

    • C. 

      The Bill of Rights did not restrict state governments but only the national government

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights restricted state governments on a case-by-case basis as it did the national government

  • 2. 
    The legal concept under which the Supreme Court has applied the Bill of Rights to the states is the
    • A. 

      Incorporation Doctrine

    • B. 

      Establishment Doctrine

    • C. 

      Inclusion Doctrine

    • D. 

      Privileges and Immunities Clause

  • 3. 
    The establishment clause in the First Amendment does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Guarantees freedom of speech to all citizens

    • B. 

      Prevents prior restraint of the press

    • C. 

      Prohibits the setting up of a state church

    • D. 

      Defines the concept of dual citizenship

  • 4. 
    The free-exercise clause protects
    • A. 

      Individuals who, for religious reasons, refuse to pay Social Security taxes.

    • B. 

      A person’s right to practice polygamy.

    • C. 

      Voluntary prayer by student groups before school.

    • D. 

      A person’s right to burn the American flag.

  • 5. 
    The “wall of separation” refers to the 
    • A. 

      Division between levels of government.

    • B. 

      Unique powers possessed by each branch of government.

    • C. 

      Division between church and state.

    • D. 

      Barrier between legislative chambers.

  • 6. 
    The establishment clause of the First Amendment was at question in the Supreme Court cases of 
    • A. 

      Barron v. Baltimore and Gitlow v. New York

    • B. 

      Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade

    • C. 

      Lemon v. Kurtzman and Engel v. Vitale

    • D. 

      Texas v. Johnson and Schenck v. United States

  • 7. 
    The right to privacy implied in the Bill of Rights was at question in the Supreme Court cases of 
    • A. 

      Barron v. Baltimore and Gitlow v. New York

    • B. 

      Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade

    • C. 

      Lemon v. Kurtzman and Engel v. Vitale

    • D. 

      Texas v. Johnson and Schenck v. United States

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