Federal Judiciary And The US Supreme Court

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Federal Judiciary And The US Supreme Court

Living in one of the most developed countries in the world requires a full understanding of its law and resultant administration. The Federal Judiciary and The US Supreme Court quiz below shades more light on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain how Robert Bork affected the process of choosing a Supreme Court Justice and how this impact might affect the next justice considered for appointment.
  • 2. 
    The Framers created the national judiciary in what Article of the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Article I

    • B. 

      Article III

    • C. 

      Article II

    • D. 

      Article IV

  • 3. 
    Most cases heard by the Supreme Court are...
    • A. 

      Appeals Cases

    • B. 

      Concurrent Cases

    • C. 

      Exclusive Cases

    • D. 

      Original Cases

  • 4. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 5. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 6. 
    What is the last name of the Chief Justice?
  • 7. 
    How long does a Supreme Court justice serve?
    • A. 

      6 years, the same as a senator

    • B. 

      4 years, the same as the president

    • C. 

      Lifetime, unlike any elected official

    • D. 

      Lifetime, but with mandatory retirement at age 80

  • 8. 
    A court in which a case begins; a court in which a case is first heard is said to have...
    • A. 

      Concurrent Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Original Jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Exclusive Jurisdiction

  • 9. 
    A court that reviews a lower court ruling has...
    • A. 

      Concurrent Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Original Jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Exclusive Jurisdiction

  • 10. 
    The Supreme Court has both...
    • A. 

      Original and Exclusive Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Original and Appellate Jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate and Exclusive Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Concurrent and Appellate Jurisdiction

  • 11. 
    The process of becoming a Supreme Court justice is as follows:
    • A. 

      The president names the justice, but Congress may veto the nomination

    • B. 

      The president nominates a justice, but that justice must be confirmed by 2/3 majority vote in the House

    • C. 

      The Senate nominates a justice, and the House then confirms that nomination by simple majority vote

    • D. 

      The president nominates the justice, but that justice must be confirmed by majority vote of the Senate

  • 12. 
    The power of a court to determine the constitutionality of a law or the constitutionality of a police action is called...
    • A. 

      A precedent

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Judicial restraint

    • D. 

      Judicial activism

  • 13. 
    The Supreme Court first asserted its power of Judicial Review in the case of...
    • A. 

      Marbury v Madison

    • B. 

      Roe v Wade

    • C. 

      Brown v The Board of Education

    • D. 

      Gideon v Wainwright

  • 14. 
    Once the Supreme Court accepts a case, it sets a date on which lawyers on both sides will present...
    • A. 

      Briefs

    • B. 

      Rebuttals

    • C. 

      Oral Arguments

    • D. 

      Opinions

  • 15. 
    When the Supreme Court decides to hear a case, each side in the case submits written arguments to the Court.  These written arguments are called ____________
    • A. 

      Briefs

    • B. 

      Rebuttals

    • C. 

      Opinions

    • D. 

      Appeals

  • 16. 
    After a case is heart, the _________ presides over a closed-door conference in which the Justices of the Court present and discuss their views on the case at hand.
    • A. 

      Clerks

    • B. 

      Vice President

    • C. 

      Chief Justice

    • D. 

      Senior Justice

  • 17. 
    A justice who agrees with the  "Opinion of the Court," but is not writing the majority opinion may write a __________ opinion. 
    • A. 

      Dissenting

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Minority

    • D. 

      Concurring

  • 18. 
     Justices who do not agree with the Court's majority opinion write ______________.
    • A. 

      Dissenting Opinions

    • B. 

      Concurring Opinions

    • C. 

      Minority Opinions

    • D. 

      Second Opinions

  • 19. 
    The Court of Chief Justice Earl Warren was known as a(n) "___________" for its use of the Court to deal with America's social problems.
    • A. 

      Activist Court

    • B. 

      Independent Court

    • C. 

      Restrained Court

    • D. 

      Isolated Court

  • 20. 
    Article III, section 2 of the US Constitution states that the Supreme Court may hear cases "affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which the state may be a party..." This section describes the Court's _____.
    • A. 

      Concurrent Jurisdiction

    • B. 

      Original Jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Appellate Jurisdiction

    • D. 

      Exclusive Jurisdiction

  • 21. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 22. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 23. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 24. 
    Name that Justice:  
  • 25. 
    Name that Justice:  
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