The Supreme Court Quiz: Trivia Questions

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The Supreme Court Quiz: Trivia Questions

Today, in this quiz, we will ask you questions about the Supreme Court in the USA. The Supreme Court in the United States is the highest in the United States of America's federal judiciary. They have the ultimate power to decide constitutional issues and other appeals based on the constitution's jurisdiction. Take this quiz and understand more about the supreme court.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many justices must vote "yes" in order for a Supreme Court case to be heard?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

  • 2. 
    Who decides what cases the Supreme Court hears?
  • 3. 
    What is the proper procedural order for a Supreme Court case?
    • A. 

      Brief, conference, preparation of opinions, oral argument, announcement of decision

    • B. 

      Oral arguments, brief, preparation of opinions, conference, announcement of decision

    • C. 

      Briefs, oral argument, conference, preparation of opinions, announcement of decision

    • D. 

      Announcement of decision, oral argument, preparation of opinions, brief, conference

  • 4. 
    A writ of certiorari is
    • A. 

      The name of the brief that states the concerns of people/groups that are greatly affected by the case but are not one of the direct parties involved.

    • B. 

      The name was given to the petition written to ask an appellate or Supreme Court to re-examine the actions of a trial court or inferior appeals court

    • C. 

      The opinion wrote that reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • D. 

      The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state or local law or government action goes against the Constitution.

  • 5. 
    An amicus curiae brief is
    • A. 

      The name of the brief that states the concerns of people/groups that are greatly affected by the case, but are not one of the direct parties involved.

    • B. 

      The name given to the petition written to ask an appellate or Supreme Court to re-examine the actions of a trial court, or inferior appeals court

    • C. 

      Opinion written that reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • D. 

      The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution.

  • 6. 
    Judicial review is
    • A. 

      The name of the brief that states the concerns of people/groups that are greatly affected by the case, but are not one of the direct parties involved.

    • B. 

      The name given to the petition written to ask an appellate or Supreme Court to re-examine the actions of a trial court, or inferior appeals court

    • C. 

      Opinion written that reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • D. 

      The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution.

  • 7. 
    How many Supreme Court Justices do we currently have?
  • 8. 
    Who appoints a Supreme Court Justice?
  • 9. 
    What Article and Section in the Constitution establish the Federal Court System?
    • A. 

      Article 2, Section 3

    • B. 

      Article 3, Section 1

    • C. 

      Article 1, Section 2

    • D. 

      Article 2, Section 1

  • 10. 
    List the three levels of the Federal Court System.
  • 11. 
    How many federal court districts are there?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      25

  • 12. 
    What is the trial court of the federal court system?
  • 13. 
    How long can a Supreme Court Justice serve on the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Until he is voted out

    • B. 

      30 years

    • C. 

      50 years

    • D. 

      For life

  • 14. 
    Appellate jurisdiction is
    • A. 

      The name of the brief that states the concerns of people/groups that are greatly affected by the case, but are not one of the direct parties involved.

    • B. 

      The name given to the petition written to ask an appellate or Supreme Court to re-examine the actions of a trial court, or inferior appeals court

    • C. 

      Power to review cases previously decided by a lower court

    • D. 

      The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution.

  • 15. 
    Who greatly expanded the role of the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      John Marshall

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John G. Roberts

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 16. 
    A majority opinion
    • A. 

      Someone who believes that laws and the Constitution should be interpreted strictly according to the wording they contain.

    • B. 

      Reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • C. 

      Someone who believes that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted in light of current political and social conditions.

    • D. 

      Agrees with the main opinion but has different grounds for their decision.

  • 17. 
    A strict constructionist
    • A. 

      is someone who believes that laws and the Constitution should be interpreted strictly according to the wording they contain.

    • B. 

      Reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • C. 

      Is someone who believes that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted in light of current political and social conditions.

    • D. 

      Agrees with the main opinion but has different grounds for their decision.

  • 18. 
    A loose constructionist
    • A. 

      is someone who believes that laws and the Constitution should be interpreted strictly according to the wording they contain.

    • B. 

      Reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • C. 

      Is someone who believes that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted in light of current political and social conditions.

    • D. 

      Disagrees with the majority decision and provides grounds for their dissent.

  • 19. 
    A dissenting opinion
    • A. 

      is someone who believes that laws and the Constitution should be interpreted strictly according to the wording they contain.

    • B. 

      Reflects the views of the majority of the court with grounds to support it.

    • C. 

      Is someone who believes that the Constitution and other laws must be interpreted in light of current political and social conditions.

    • D. 

      Disagrees with the majority decision and provides grounds for their dissent.

  • 20. 
    An appellate court can do what three things to a case?
    • A. 

      Revert, reverse, remand

    • B. 

      Affirm, reverse, remand

    • C. 

      Affirm, revert, reverse

    • D. 

      Remand, recant, dissent

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