Government Basics and
Judicial Branch Quiz
Question #1 The Supreme Court opinion that
is written by the justices on the winning side is
called…
• Concurring opinion
• Prevailing opinion
• Dissenting opinion
• Majority opinion
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#2 The Supreme Court opinion that is written by the
justices on the losing side is called…
• Dissenting opinion
• Concurring opinion
• Majority opinion
• Prevailing opinion
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#3 How do Supreme court justices get their
positions?
• Elected by the people
• Appointed by the President and confirmed
by the Senate
• Appointed by the senate and confirmed by
the House of Representatives
• Chosen by existing members of the
Supreme Court
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#4 A court ruling that sets a standard for future cases is
know as what?
• Trend
• Precedence
• Voir Dire
• Stare Decisis
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#5 The Supreme Court hast he power to declare
government laws and actions unconstitutional. What is that
power known as?
• Judicial Analysis
• Judicial Veto
• Judicial Review
• Judicial Confirmation
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#6 Which is correct about federal judges?
• They can serve for two terms of six years
• They must be at least 50 years old.
• They serve for life
• They may serve in Congress while being a
judge
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#7 The Constitution specifically lists actions that
government can not do. This creates ____ type of
government?
• Limited
• Protective
• Minimal
• Representative
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#8 John Locke’s Social Contract Theory states that
Government is independent from the people.
The people are not guaranteed any rights.
The leaders of a country are given their power from
God.
The people give up some of their freedom in exchange
for security.
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#9 Sharing power between the national and state
governments is known as what?
• Bicameralism
• Federalism
• Democracy
• Republic
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#10 The primary job of the Supreme Court is to …
• Protect and interpret the Constitution
• Create laws
• Determine guilt or innocence
• Impeach government officials
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