Supreme Court Case Check In For You!

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Supreme Court Quizzes & Trivia

Are you a lawyer or law school student studying about supreme court cases specifically? Then this is the quiz for you. Get to understand all the diction and procedures below. Answer the questions to find out how much you know.


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  • 1. 
    Which precedent was established by the Supreme Court Case of Marbury vs. Madison?
    • A. 

      The federal government has the power to regulate trade among the states

    • B. 

      Federal courts can determine the constitutionality of a law

    • C. 

      The state governments lack the authority to regulate federal business

    • D. 

      State courts lack the authority to regulate federal court decisions

  • 2. 
    *Marbury vs. Madison, 1803*McCullough vs. Maryland, 1819*Gibbons vs. Ogden, 1824 These three Supreme Court decisions are similar in that each ruling- 
    • A. 

      Increased the power of the federal government

    • B. 

      Provided guidelines for regulating commerce

    • C. 

      Shifted more power to the states

    • D. 

      Created a higher demand for the National Bank

  • 3. 
    The case Marbury v. Madison was a landmark Supreme Court decision because it
    • A. 

      Established the power of the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional

    • B. 

      Increased the power of the Federalists in the legislative branch

    • C. 

      Resulted in an increase in the number of Supreme Court justices

    • D. 

      Reinforced the power of the Bill of Rights

  • 4. 
    What was a significant effect of Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice John Marshall(1801–1835)?
    • A. 

      The extension of slavery was limited.

    • B. 

      The president’s use of the veto power was restricted.

    • C. 

      The states were given more control over interstate commerce

    • D. 

      The powers of the federal government were increased.

  • 5. 
    What was one result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)?
    • A. 

      The power of the federal government over interstate commerce was strengthened.

    • B. 

      The rights of accused individuals were expanded.

    • C. 

      The Court declined to hear cases involving disputes between states.

    • D. 

      The power of the judicial branch was limited.

  • 6. 
    The decisions of the Supreme Court in McCulloch vs. Maryland (1819) and Gibbons vs. Ogden (1824) are important because they-
    • A. 

      Clarified constitutional limits on the right to bear arms

    • B. 

      Denied slaves the right to sue in federal courts

    • C. 

      Increased the power of the federal government over the states

    • D. 

      Upheld funding for the Erie Canal

  • 7. 
    “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is…” – Marbury v. Madison, 1803 This statement expresses the Supreme Court’s claim that-  
    • A. 

      Courts must abide by a strict interpretation of the Constitution

    • B. 

      Federal laws must be approved by the courts before they can take effect

    • C. 

      The judicial branch must have a role in the amendment process

    • D. 

      The power of judicial review belongs to the courts

  • 8. 
    In the Supreme Court Case, Worcester vs. Georgis, who did the Supreme Court side with, and what was President Jackson's response?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court sided with Worcester and the Cherokee, and Jackson applauded the decision

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court sided with Georgia, and Jackosn applauded the decision

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court sided with Worcester and the Cherokee, and Jackosn ignored the ruling

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court sided with Georgia, and Jackson ignored the ruling