How Well Do You Know Your Right To Free Speech?

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How Well Do You Know Your Right To Free Speech?

The first amendment is the most popular, but how much do you really know about your freedom of speech?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is prior restraint?
    • A. 

      Censorship of a message after it is communicated

    • B. 

      Censorship of a message before it is communicated

    • C. 

      Censorship of a message that defames people

    • D. 

      Censorship of a message that slanders people

  • 2. 
    Which of the following IS protected by the first amendment?
    • A. 

      Defamation

    • B. 

      Obscenity

    • C. 

      Indecency

    • D. 

      Violence

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is LEAST protected by freedom of speech?
    • A. 

      Philosophical speech

    • B. 

      Political speech

    • C. 

      Individual speech

    • D. 

      Commercial speech

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT protected by copyright?
    • A. 

      Ideas

    • B. 

      Novels

    • C. 

      Architecture

    • D. 

      Music

  • 5. 
    What is a "free speech zone"?
    • A. 

      A public area where activists can protest and use freedom of speech

    • B. 

      A designated zone where all acts are considered speech

    • C. 

      Areas not owned by local, state, or federal government

  • 6. 
    How many freedoms are granted by the first amendment?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 7. 
    True or False, It is against the law to burn an American flag in protest?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Is sun bathing nude in a public park legal?
    • A. 

      Yes, it is a speech act.

    • B. 

      No, it is not considered a speech act.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following groups of people has the least freedom to free speech?
    • A. 

      Students

    • B. 

      Prisoners

    • C. 

      Soldiers

  • 10. 
    If we did not get the license or permission to use the photos that appear in this quiz, are we in violation of copyright law?
    • A. 

      No, because it is fair use due to educational purposes.

    • B. 

      No, this is just a silly quiz.

    • C. 

      Yes, because we are getting graded on this project which constitutes personal gain, which makes it commercial speech.

    • D. 

      Yes, because we are not providing commentary on the images themselves and so are in violation.

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