Legislative Branch Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                Privacy may have been invaded when Japanese-American citizens were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. Which item below was used to locate them?
    • A. 

      Social Security Records

    • B. 

      Census Records

    • C. 

      Telephone Taps

    • D. 

      Birth Certificates

  • 2. 
    In 1974 Congress created the Privacy Act. What was the main concern about?
    • A. 

      Computerized Databases

    • B. 

      Cell phones

    • C. 

      Communism

  • 3. 
    South Korea has strong digital music sales. Spain has virtually none. What might account for this difference?
    • A. 

      Political climate affects digital sales.

    • B. 

      People in Spain dislike the Internet.

    • C. 

      Spain does not have any piracy laws.

  • 4. 
    Many books were pulled from library shelves during the “red scare” of the 1950s, when Senator McCarthy initiated investigations of people who might be members of the American Communist Party. Why was the book “Robin Hood” included?
    • A. 

      The book promotes stealing.

    • B. 

      It was considered by some to be “communist like” because it suggests stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

    • C. 

      Robin Hood was a member of a communist organization.

  • 5. 
    Why did many Internet users and websites such as Wikipedia get so upset about the Stop Online Piracy Act this past year?
    • A. 

      Concern was that it would take the risk of frivolous legislation to the Internet.

    • B. 

      It would punish start-up Internet companies.

    • C. 

      The Digital Millennium Copyright Act already protects copyrighted materials.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    How many times does the word “privacy” occur in the United States Constitution?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Once

    • C. 

      Zero

    • D. 

      Three

  • 7. 
    Data mining is what Google does by gathering information about you from your searches and uses the information to figure out what types of ads you might be interested in. In what instances is Data Mining illegal?
    • A. 

      When a company reads your email.

    • B. 

      When a company gets access to your banking information.

    • C. 

      When a company gets access to your library records.

    • D. 

      B and C only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    When might a photograph become an invasion of privacy?
    • A. 

      When it has a geotag

    • B. 

      When someone tags it with someone's name on facebook

    • C. 

      When someone posts another person's picture on their website without their permission.

  • 9. 
    The 4th Amendment protects against an unwarranted search or seizure of property – this was a problem during what war?   
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      Cold War

    • C. 

      Revolutionary War

    • D. 

      Spanish American War

  • 10. 
    The protection of speech under the First Amendment has been tested many times during our nation’s history. There have been some instances when a court has ruled that speech is not protected. Can you identify which instances of speech have been ruled not to be protected under the First Amendment?
    • A. 

      Legally obscene material

    • B. 

      If someone says something about a political figure that they know is false.

    • C. 

      If someone uses words with the sole purpose of starting a fight.

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above