Scotus Quiz #3

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Supreme Court Quizzes & Trivia

This is yet another practice quiz on the Supreme Court.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is true of the United States Supreme Cout?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court does not have appellate jurisdiction

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court handles only class action suits

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court is the highest court in the federal system

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court appoints all other federal judges

  • 2. 
    Once in office, Supreme Court justices hold their office "during good behavior"
    • A. 

      For four years

    • B. 

      For eight years

    • C. 

      Until voted out

    • D. 

      For life

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was established to help protect the Supreme Court from political pressure?
    • A. 

      Court decisions are subject to review by Congress

    • B. 

      The President appoints justices to the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Supreme Court justices are appointed for life

    • D. 

      Supreme Court justices cannot be impeached

  • 4. 
    Which organization rates candidates for the federal bench on a scale ranging from "exceptionally well qualified" to "not qualified"?
    • A. 

      American Bar Association

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Executive Office of the President

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 5. 
    "No legislative act, therefore, contray to the Constituion can be valid"-Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #78Alexander Hamilton believed that
    • A. 

      Judicial review was unconstitutional

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court should have the power to strike down laws

    • C. 

      Judicial review was unnecessary

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court and Congress should share the power to interpret the Constitution

  • 6. 
    The President of the United States appoints new Supreme Court Justices, but the appointments are contingent upon confirmation by the
    • A. 

      Appellate courts

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      Cabinent

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 7. 
    What percentage of Supreme Court justices have come from the same political party as the president who appointed them?
    • A. 

      25 percent

    • B. 

      50 percent

    • C. 

      75 percent

    • D. 

      90 percent

  • 8. 
    The rulings of the Warren Court, including Brown v. Board of Education, are examples of
    • A. 

      Judicial activism

    • B. 

      Judicial revision

    • C. 

      Judicial leadership

    • D. 

      Judicial restraint

  • 9. 
    Supreme Court justices who tend to follow statues and precedents closely believing the function of the Court is to interpret the law, not make new law, are following the judiciary philosophy of
    • A. 

      Judicial activism

    • B. 

      Judicial council

    • C. 

      Judicial restraint

    • D. 

      Judicial review

  • 10. 
    In which area has the Supreme Court been active under the leadership of Chief Justice Wiliam Rehnquist?
    • A. 

      Judgement about foreign policy

    • B. 

      Limiting powers of the presidency

    • C. 

      Sex discrimination and women's rights

    • D. 

      Strict adherence to Constitutional doctrine

  • 11. 
    Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race...deprive children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities?  We believe it does...The above quote from the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education was expressed by
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • B. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C. 

      Earl Warren

    • D. 

      Warren Earl Burger

  • 12. 
    Which case was a test of the scope of executive privilege and the nation's commitment to the rule of law?
    • A. 

      Baker v. Carr

    • B. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • C. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • D. 

      United States v. Nixon

  • 13. 
    Which doctrine was upheld in McCulloch v. Maryland?
    • A. 

      Concurrent powers

    • B. 

      Exclusive powers

    • C. 

      Implied powers

    • D. 

      Reserved powers