Week 5 - Chapter 18 Quiz

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Week 5 - Chapter 18 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    Majority opinions become important examples, or __________, for future cases.
    • A. 

      Jurisdictions

    • B. 

      Plaintiffs

    • C. 

      Precedents

    • D. 

      Certificates

  • 2. 
    In a suit, the person whom the complaint is against is called the
    • A. 

      Defendant

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Accuser

    • D. 

      Primary litigant

  • 3. 
    If a case involving the Federal Government reaches the Supreme Court, the government is represented by the
    • A. 

      Attorney general

    • B. 

      Solicitor general

    • C. 

      Chief Justice

    • D. 

      Chief Clerk

  • 4. 
    Which of the following places or entities is served by a territorial court?
    • A. 

      Native American reservations

    • B. 

      Guam

    • C. 

      Alaska

    • D. 

      The military

  • 5. 
     Interested parties can try to influence the Supreme Court through
    • A. 

      The solicitor general.

    • B. 

      Oral arguments.

    • C. 

      Amicus curiae.

    • D. 

      Dissenting opinions.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a special court?
    • A. 

      The Court of International Trade

    • B. 

      The district courts

    • C. 

      The Court of Federal Claims

    • D. 

      The Court of Appeals

  • 7. 
    Federal judges may retire at age 65 with full salary for life after
    • A. 

      At least 25 years of service.

    • B. 

      At least 20 years of service.

    • C. 

      At least 15 years of service.

    • D. 

      The first year of service.

  • 8. 
    Federal judges may retire at age 65 with full salary for life after
    • A. 

      At least 25 years of service.

    • B. 

      At least 20 years of service.

    • C. 

      At least 15 years of service.

    • D. 

      The first year of service.

  • 9. 
    Most of the federal caseload is carried by the
    • A. 

      U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

    • B. 

      Territorial courts.

    • C. 

      Courts of appeals.

    • D. 

      District courts.

  • 10. 
    Those accused of Federal crimes are arrested by
    • A. 

      U.S. marshals.

    • B. 

      Bailiffs.

    • C. 

      Magistrates.

    • D. 

      U.S. attorneys.

  • 11. 
     The inferior courts are those that
    • A. 

      Are beneath the Supreme Court.

    • B. 

      Have original jurisdiction.

    • C. 

      Deal with international matters.

    • D. 

      Handle appeals.

  • 12. 
    The Supreme Court considers cases in cycles, each lasting
    • A. 

      Two weeks.

    • B. 

      Three months.

    • C. 

      A month.

    • D. 

      Three weeks.

  • 13. 
    A constitutional court judge serves a(n) __________ term.
    • A. 

      Unlimited

    • B. 

      20-year

    • C. 

      15-year

    • D. 

      10-year

  • 14. 
     Most cases reach the Supreme Court by what method?
    • A. 

      Amicus curiae

    • B. 

      Writ of habeas corpus

    • C. 

      Writ of certiorari

    • D. 

      Certificate

  • 15. 
    What was the first case in which the Supreme Court voided a law made by Congress?
    • A. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • B. 

      United States v. Amistad

    • C. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • D. 

      Dred Scott v. Sandford

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