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The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in a given country. It is a court of final appeal and exercises, which also has jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the constitution, by governmental bodies and private citizens.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This court case established the power of judicial review for the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • B. 

      McColluch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 2. 
    This court case extended the power of the 14th amendment.
    • A. 

      Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    • B. 

      Dred Scott v. Sanford

    • C. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • D. 

      Brown v. Board

  • 3. 
    This court case established that the 1st amendment does have limits.
    • A. 

      Texas v. Johnson

    • B. 

      Schenk v. US

    • C. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • D. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden

  • 4. 
    Which of the following cases concerned public schools?
    • A. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • B. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

    • C. 

      Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

    • D. 

      Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was a NC Supreme Court case?
    • A. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • B. 

      State v. Mann

    • C. 

      Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 6. 
    This case established that the "exclusionary clause" (evidence seized illegally cannot be used at trial) applied to states.
    • A. 

      McColluch v. Maryland

    • B. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • C. 

      Furman v. Georgia

    • D. 

      Tinker v. Des Moines

  • 7. 
    This Supreme Court case enforced the idea of the Supremacy Clause
    • A. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • B. 

      McColluch v. Maryland

    • C. 

      Korematsu v. USA

    • D. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

  • 8. 
    This court case ruled that children in NC are entitled to a basic education, which resulted in the increasing of state-mandated testing to determine if schools are doing their job.
    • A. 

      State v. Mann

    • B. 

      Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    • C. 

      Leandro v. NC

    • D. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

  • 9. 
    This court case was concerning the issue with a few kids wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. The court determined that students are protected by the freedom of speech.
    • A. 

      Tinker v. Des Moines

    • B. 

      Texas v. Johnson

    • C. 

      Roe v .Wade

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 10. 
    This Supreme Court case ruled that the death penalty was being applied disproportionally to minorities and poor people. It led to most states to change their procedures for death penalty cases, essentially splitting capital cases into two phases, a) to determine guilt/innocence and b) to determine if the defendant should get life in prison or execution.
    • A. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • B. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden

    • C. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • D. 

      Furman v. Georgia