Learn More About Supreme Court Cases

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Supreme Court Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz assesses your knowledge of important Supreme Court cases that often appear on the AP Government exam.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    School segregation is illegal, overturned "separate but equal doctrine".
    • A. 

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

    • B. 

      Roe vs. Wade

    • C. 

      Brown vs. Board of Education

    • D. 

      Miranda vs. Arizona

  • 2. 
    Established exclusionary rule; evidence obtained illegally can not be used in court.
    • A. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • B. 

      Reynolds vs. US

    • C. 

      New York Times vs US

    • D. 

      Gitlow vs New York

  • 3. 
    Without written proof of patient’s wishes, families can not decide on fate of terminal patients.
    • A. 

      Griswold vs. Connecticut

    • B. 

      Baker v. Carr

    • C. 

      United States v. Nixon

    • D. 

      Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dept. of Health

  • 4. 
    Quota system for race based college admissions is unacceptable.
    • A. 

      Gitlow v. New York

    • B. 

      Gratz vs. Bollinger, Grutter vs. Bollinger

    • C. 

      Bakke vs. UC Regents

    • D. 

      Brown V. Board of Education

  • 5. 
    Affirmative Action is legal as long as minority students are not receiving extra points or being reserved spots in college admissions.
    • A. 

      Brown V. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Gratz vs. Bollinger, Grutter vs. Bollinger

    • C. 

      Gitlow v. New York

    • D. 

      Bakke vs. UC Regents

  • 6. 
    Applied Bill of Rights (1st Amendment) to states; states can not deny freedom of speech although anarchist’s sentence was upheld.  Incorporation doctrine established.
    • A. 

      Lemon vs. Kurtzman/Engle vs. Vitale

    • B. 

      Korematsu vs. US

    • C. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • D. 

      Gitlow v. New York

  • 7. 
    Government cannot restrain press from publishing information unless national security is at stake.
    • A. 

      New York Times v. United States

    • B. 

      Griswold vs. Connecticut

    • C. 

      Schneck vs. US

    • D. 

      Roth v. United States/Miller v. California

  • 8. 
    Upheld Executive Order 9066, held that the need to protect against espionage outweighed individual rights.
    • A. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • B. 

      Gitlow v. New York

    • C. 

      Korematsu vs. US

    • D. 

      Reynolds vs. US

  • 9. 
    Obscene materials are not protected by the First Amendment.
    • A. 

      Roth v. United States/Miller v. California

    • B. 

      New York Times v. United States

    • C. 

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

    • D. 

      Tinker v. Des Moines

  • 10. 
    One purpose of public education is to teach fundamental values—like consideration of others.  Limits can be placed on student free speech including punishing references to illegal drugs and sexual innuendo.
    • A. 

      Bakke vs. UC Regents

    • B. 

      New Jersey v. TLO

    • C. 

      Bethel vs. Fraser/Morse vs. Frederick

    • D. 

      Tinker v. Des Moines

  • 11. 
    Which of the following cases does not involve first amendment protections?
    • A. 

      Texas v. Johnson

    • B. 

      Lemon vs. Kurtzman/Engle vs. Vitale

    • C. 

      Tinker v. Des Moines

    • D. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • E. 

      Schneck vs. US

  • 12. 
    Bush vs. Gore's lasting impact was mostly political: George W. Bush won the presidency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Griswold vs. Connecticut

    • B. 

      Miranda v. Arizona

    • C. 

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

    • D. 

      Schneck vs. US

  • 14. 
    _________________ was the only case we studied, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of students' free speech rights at school.
  • 15. 
    During wartime, mailing information out to draftees against the war is a clear and present danger and therefore, not protected under First Amendment rights.
    • A. 

      Schneck vs. US

    • B. 

      Plessy vs. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Mapp v. Ohio

    • D. 

      Gitlow v. New York