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WELCOME TO A VERY SPECIAL
EDITION OF…
GOVERNMENT JEOPARDY
UNIT 6
The
Constitution
and the
Courts
Random 
Court Cases:
The Basics
Court Cases:
Advanced!
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Most criminal court cases in the
Unites States are heard in:
A. The Supreme Court
B. A court of appeals
C. A local court
D. A district or circuit court
E. A state court
The arena of public law that involves
disputes over the jurisdiction,
procedures, or authority of government
agencies is known as
A. Agency mediation.
B. Administrative law
C. Agency resolution.
D. Criminal Law
E. Juridical oversight.
According to the Constitution, the
number of justices on the Supreme
Court
A. Can be changed by a vote of Congress
B. Cannot be changed
C. Can be changed by amending the Judiciary Act of 1789
D. Can be changed by a voter referendum
E. Can be changed through a Constitutional Amendment
The principle of judicial review was
established through:
A. Dred Scott v. Sanford
B. The Judiciary Act of 1789
C. Marbury v. Madison
D. The supremacy clause
E. Article III of the Constitution
All of the following are checks on the
judicial branch EXCEPT:
A. The President appoints federal judges
B. Congress can decrease or withhold appropriation
C. The Senate can withhold approval of president
D. Congress can create additional courts
E. Congressional committees exercise oversight on the judiciary
Which rationale did the Supreme
Court use to explain their decision in
Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?
A. The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment makes the Constitution “color
blind”
B. The authors of the 14th Amendment meant to ban segregated schools.
C. Separate schools are constitutional if equal resources are spent on all schools.
D. Segregated education has a detrimental effect upon black children by generating in
them a feeling of inferiority.
What is the primary responsibility of
Federal District Courts?
A. To hear appeals from state courts
B. To serve as courts of original jurisdiction in federal cases
C. To hear appeals from lower federal courts
D. To screen cases to be heard by the Supreme Court
E. To settle civil cases that involve diversity issues
Legal or moral obligations imposed on
government to guarantee equal
citizenship and to protect citizens from
discrimination by other private citizens
and other government agencies are
A. Civic entitlements
B. Civil liberties
C. Civil rights
D. Civic equities
E. Human rights
The power of public agencies to
seize private property is called
A. Sovereign acquisition
B. Federal Supremacy
C. Common wealth
D. Estate seizure clause
E. Eminent domain
During the presidencies of Richard
Nixon, George H. W. Bush and
Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court
Appointees were…
A. Liberal Democrats
B. Liberal Republicans
C. Conservative Democrats
D. Moderate Republicans
E. Conservative Republicans
Why is the all-male draft constitutional
even though it is gender discrimination?
Because...
A. it meets the standard of strict scrutiny – men are much more effective in
combat than women.
B. there is a rational basis for the law – the nation has never needed so many
troops that it required women in combat.
C. discrimination against men is legal –they are not in a protected class.
D. Women are responsible for repopulating the United States.
E. it meets mid-level scrutiny – on average, women have less upper body
strength than men.
In 1957, President Eisenhower deployed
U.S. troops to impose martial law and
enforce a federal court order to integrate
the Central High School of the City of
A. Atlanta, Georgia
B. Topeka, Kansas
C. Selma, Alabama
D. Omaha, Nebraska
E. Little Rock, Alabama
The basis for the Supreme Courts
decision in Roe v. Wade was the
evolving right to
A. Privacy
B. Freedom of Religion
C. Freedom of Speech
D. Equal Protection
E. Due Process
The right of privacy was vigorously
articulated in 1965 when the Supreme
Court ruled that a state statute
forbidding the use of contraceptives
violated the right of marital privacy in
A. Mapp v Ohio
B. Escobedo v. Illinois
C. Tinker v. Des Moines
D. Griswold v. Connecticut
E. Benton v. Maryland
This Supreme Court case determined
that students do not give up their
freedom of speech simply because
they are in a school building
A. Gideon v. Wainwright
B. Miranda v. Arizona
C. Atkins v. Virginia
D. Tinker v. Des Moines
E. Loving v. Virginia
This court case established the rights
of citizens to be informed of their
Constitutional rights upon arrest
A. Gideon v. Wainwright
B. Miranda v. Arizona
C. Atkins v. Virginia
D. Tinker v. Des Moines
E. Loving v. Virginia
This court case overruled a state
statute prohibiting interracial
marriages, ruling the law as
unconstitutional
A. Gideon v. Wainwright
B. Miranda v. Arizona
C. Atkins v. Virginia
D. Tinker v. Des Moines
E. Loving v. Virginia
This court case established the rights
of all Americans to have legal
counsel when facing trial
A. Gideon v. Wainwright
B. Miranda v. Arizona
C. Atkins v. Virginia
D. Tinker v. Des Moines
E. Loving v. Virginia
The southern practice of prohibiting
black participation in presidential
primaries was overturned through
which court case:
A. Adams v. Knight
B. Berry v. Alabama
C. Smith v. Allwright
D. Frankfurter v. Tennessee
E. New York v. Robbins
The court precedent of “clear and
present danger” was set by which
famous case?
A. Schenk v. US
B. Gitlow v. New York
C. Mapp v. Ohio
D. Frankfurter v. Tennessee
D. Griswold v. Connecticut
Bonus Round
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The courts have ruled all of the following to be invasions
of the right to privacy EXCEPT
A. laws which prohibit a woman’s right to an abortion
B. police search of a person’s home without a warrant
C. laws forbidding dissemination of birth control
information to clinic patients
D. a public school administrator searching a student’s
locker based on a reasonable suspicion of possession of an
illegal substance.
Answer
The courts have ruled all of the following to be invasions
of the right to privacy EXCEPT
A. laws which prohibit a woman’s right to an abortion
B. police search of a person’s home without a warrant
C. laws forbidding dissemination of birth control
information to clinic patients
D. a public school administrator searching a student’s
locker based on a reasonable suspicion of possession of an
illegal substance.
Back
Title IX is associated with
A. affirmative action programs in school admissions.
B. gender discrimination in collegiate athletic programs.
C. busing to achieve public school integration.
D. equal rights for the disabled.
Answer
Title IX is associated with
A. affirmative action programs in school admissions.
B. gender discrimination in collegiate athletic programs.
C. busing to achieve public school integration.
D. equal rights for the disabled.
Back
Which of the following reflects a movement to
incorporate the Bill of Rights to apply to the states?
A. Barron v. Baltimore
B. the 14th Amendment
C. Gitlow v. NY
D. Marbury v. Madison
Answer
Which of the following reflects a movement to
incorporate the Bill of Rights to apply to the states?
A. Barron v. Baltimore
B. the 14th Amendment
C. Gitlow v. NY
D. Marbury v. Madison
Back
During the second half of the twentieth century, the
Supreme Court’s position on free speech has been that
A. the government may never limit speech because free
speech is protected by the 1st Amendment.
B. free speech is essential to liberty and therefore may be
abridged only under extreme circumstances.
C. state governments may place limits on free speech, but the
national government may not because of the 1st Amendment.
D. the government may limit speech that the majority of
Americans finds offensive.
Answer
During the second half of the twentieth century, the
Supreme Court’s position on free speech has been that
A. the government may never limit speech because free
speech is protected by the 1st Amendment.
B. free speech is essential to liberty and therefore may be
abridged only under extreme circumstances.
C. state governments may place limits on free speech, but the
national government may not because of the 1st Amendment.
D. the government may limit speech that the majority of
Americans finds offensive.
Back
Which of the following was NOT a provision of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964?
A. Discrimination in the sale and rental of housing was
prohibited.
B. Gender discrimination in employment was banned.
C. Discrimination in public accommodations was prohibited.
D. Federal funds will be cut off for programs that discriminate.
Answer
Which of the following was NOT a provision of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964?
A. Discrimination in the sale and rental of housing was
prohibited.
B. Gender discrimination in employment was banned.
C. Discrimination in public accommodations was prohibited.
D. Federal funds will be cut off for programs that discriminate.
Back
Until the 1970s, claims of gender discrimination were
routinely rejected by the Supreme Court because
A. the Court had no female members.
B. the women’s movement was not well organized.
C. limitations on women’s rights were usually considered
“reasonable”
D. the justices did not believe that the Fourteenth
Amendment applied to women.
Answer
Until the 1970s, claims of gender discrimination were
routinely rejected by the Supreme Court because
A. the Court had no female members.
B. the women’s movement was not well organized.
C. limitations on women’s rights were usually considered
“reasonable”
D. the justices did not believe that the Fourteenth
Amendment applied to women.
Back
Which of the following statements best describes the
Supreme Court’s position on affirmative action?
A. Quotas can be used in college admissions to achieve a
racially balanced student body.
B. Laws should be color-blind and race neutral.
C. Affirmative action programs are not legal, because they are
reverse discrimination.
D. Quotas are viewed with strict scrutiny, but preferences are
acceptable for the purpose of achieving diversity
Answer
Which of the following statements best describes the
Supreme Court’s position on affirmative action?
A. Quotas can be used in college admissions to achieve a
racially balanced student body.
B. Laws should be color-blind and race neutral.
C. Affirmative action programs are not legal, because they are
reverse discrimination.
D. Quotas are viewed with strict scrutiny, but preferences are
acceptable for the purpose of achieving diversity
Back
Which of the following civil liberties has not been applied to
state governments through the Supreme Court’s selective
incorporation of the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause?
A. freedom of speech
B. the right to bear arms
C. the right to privacy
D. the right to counsel when accused of a crime
Answer
Which of the following civil liberties has not been applied to
state governments through the Supreme Court’s selective
incorporation of the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause?
A. freedom of speech
B. the right to bear arms
C. the right to privacy
D. the right to counsel when accused of a crime
Answer
Congratulations!
Game Over!
In 1957, President Eisenhower deployed U.S.
troops to impose martial law and enforce a
federal court order to integrate the Central
High School of the City of
A. Atlanta, Georgia
B. Topeka, Kansas
C. Selma, Alabama
D. Omaha, Nebraska
E. Little Rock, Alabama
During the presidencies of Richard Nixon,
George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan,
Supreme Court Appointees were…
A. Liberal Democrats
B. Liberal Republicans
C. Conservative Democrats
D. Moderate Republicans
E. Conservative Republicans
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