Scotus Quiz #2

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This is a quiz on the Supreme Court of the United States


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following Supreme Court decisions established the concept of judicial review?
    • A. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • B. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Griswold v. Connecticut

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • E. 

      Buckley v. Valeo

  • 2. 
    The Supreme Court has origional jurisdiction in all of the following instances EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Cases covering foreign diplomats

    • B. 

      Cases where it is the United States versus a state

    • C. 

      Cases dealing with the armed forces

    • D. 

      Cases where one state is opposing another state

    • E. 

      Cases where one state is opposing a foreign country

  • 3. 
    Which statement concerning the judicial system is NOT correct?
    • A. 

      Civil cases cover issues of claims, suits, contracts, and licenses.

    • B. 

      Common law is derived from precedents set in previous courts of the past.

    • C. 

      Statutory law is derived from legislative bodies creating statutes.

    • D. 

      Constitutional law is derived from the broad area of interpretation under judicial review

    • E. 

      Administrative law is derived from the traditions of the French and English

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT consistent with the concept of judicial conservatives?
    • A. 

      They are basically supporters of local and state control of civil rights questions

    • B. 

      They are basically supporters of pro-life decisions

    • C. 

      They are basically supporters of expanded interpretations of the "elastic clause."

    • D. 

      They are basically supporters of applying community standards for speech and obscenity

    • E. 

      They basically feel that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination

  • 5. 
    The power of the government to seize private property for the public good is represented by which of the following terms?
    • A. 

      Amicus curaie

    • B. 

      Writ of mandamus

    • C. 

      Ex post facto

    • D. 

      Writ of centiorarri

    • E. 

      Eminent domain