Political Science Quiz #4

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Political Science Quizzes & Trivia

Political science is the study of the state and systems of government, political activity and behavior. The quiz might not be as hard as you think but just try it out to see how you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Article III of the U.S. Constitution:
    • A. 

      Established the Supreme Court and Circuit Courts

    • B. 

      Established the Supreme Court and District Courts

    • C. 

      Established the Circuit and District Courts

    • D. 

      Established the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts

    • E. 

      Established the U.S. Supreme Court

  • 2. 
    Marbury v. Madison is one of the most influential cases the Supreme Court has decided because it
    • A. 

      Established the power of judicial review

    • B. 

      Was the first time the Court invalidated an act of Congress as unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Increased the circumstances of original jurisdiction for the Court

    • D. 

      Decreased the circumstances of original jurisdiction for the Court

    • E. 

      Established Circuit Court judges to end circuit riding for Supreme Court Justices

  • 3. 
    The politically savvy Chief Justice who altered the power of the Court with the Marbury v. Madison decision and others was:
    • A. 

      John Jay

    • B. 

      John Marshall

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      Oliver Ellseworth

    • E. 

      James Iredell

  • 4. 
    The attitudinal model attributes the unconstrained nature of Supreme Court justices’ decision making to:
    • A. 

      Lack of electoral accountability

    • B. 

      Limited political accountability

    • C. 

      No promotion aspirations

    • D. 

      Discretionary docket

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    In its early years, being a Supreme Court justice was a __________ position, mainly due to __________.
    • A. 

      Desirable, the political strength of the Court

    • B. 

      Desirable, the high compensation

    • C. 

      Desirable, free travel

    • D. 

      Undesirable, no one had a law degree

    • E. 

      Undesirable, the political weakness of the Court

  • 6. 
    The strategic model differs from the legal model because it holds that:
    • A. 

      Legal facts of the case are more important than anything else

    • B. 

      Personal preferences are the only thing that matters when deciding a case

    • C. 

      Justices are impartial actors calling balls and strikes

    • D. 

      Personal attitudes interact with other factors like collegial decision-making and legal factors

    • E. 

      The Court can act in any way they want because of their lack of accountability and because they are the Court of Last Resort

  • 7. 
    In terms of the factual circumstances involved in Marbury v. Madison, President _____ withheld the commission of _____ to become a Justice of the Peace.
    • A. 

      Madison/Marbury

    • B. 

      Marbury/Madison

    • C. 

      Jefferson/Marbury

    • D. 

      Marbury/Jefferson

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    John Marshall made changes to the Court that included:
    • A. 

      He had the justices wear more fancy robes like judges in Britain

    • B. 

      He changed the opinion writing to the Court issuing separate opinions for each justice

    • C. 

      He ended circuit riding

    • D. 

      He changed the opinion writing to the Court speaking with a single voice

    • E. 

      He did not make any significant changes to the Court

  • 9. 
    The two different variations of the legal model are: 
    • A. 

      Attitudinal and Strategic

    • B. 

      Common Law and Civil Law

    • C. 

      Precedential and Interpretational

    • D. 

      Relational and Expositional

    • E. 

      Umpires and Gravitational

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