Students of Civics: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
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  • Question 1
    900 seconds
    Q. 1819 ruling claims a state law cannot interfere with federal la. confirms right of Congress to set up National Bank under the elastic clause.
    answer choices
    Schenck v. U.S.
    Marbury v. Madison
    McCulloch v. Maryland 
    Texas v. Johnson
  • Question 2
    900 seconds
    Q. 1857 ruling declared slaves are property and not citizens and it nullified the Missouri Compromise.
    answer choices
    Dred Scott v Sandford
    McCulloch v Maryland
    Engel v. Vitale
    Grutter v. Bollinger
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What case ruled that state courts are required to provide attorneys to poor defendants?
    answer choices
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Mapp v. Ohio
    Edgewood v. Kirby
  • Question 4
    900 seconds
    Q. During WWII, the Supreme Court ruled that relocation of Japanese-American citizens to internment camps was constitutional. Over 40 years later, it was officially admitted that this ruling was in violation of the concept of limited government.
    answer choices
    Korematsu v. US
    University of California v. Bakke
    Roe v. Wade
    Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. Supreme Court case that established separate is NOT equal, therefore DESEGREGATING public schools.
    answer choices
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Brown v. Board of Education
    Gideon v. Wainwright
    Bush v. Gore
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. A person has to be informed of his or her rights before being arrested and questioned by the police. 
    answer choices
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What case struck down a law banning the burning of the American flag because it violated the 1st Amendment?
    answer choices
    Texas v. Johnson
    Texas v. Cobb
    U.S. v. Johnson
    Texas v. U.S.
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What case decided that evidence obtained in violation to the 4th Amendment may not be used against defendants in criminal court?
    answer choices
    Mapp v. Ohio
    Escobedo v. Illinois
    Miranda v. Arizona
    Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What case held that expressions that resulted in a "clear & present danger" could be punished?
    answer choices
    Schenck v. U.S.
    Mendez v. Westminster
    White v. Regester
    Edgewood v. Kirby
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What freedom of expression case involved students protesting the Vietnam War with black armbands?
    answer choices
    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Schenck v. U.S.
    White v. Regester
    Korematsu v. U.S.
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Students DO NOT have the same rights with regard to search and seizure as adults in a school setting.
    answer choices
    Tinker v Des Moines
    Bethel School District v Frazier
    New Jersey v TLO
    Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What case required the president to hand over tapes as evidence in a Congressional investigation?
    answer choices
    U.S. v. Nixon
    U.S. v. Johnson
    U.S. v. Kennedy
    U.S. v. Reagan
  • Question 13
    900 seconds
    Q. In this case the court upheld affirmative action, allowing race to be one of several factors in college admission policy. Specific quotas are not allowable, however. 
    answer choices
    Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
    Brown v. Board of Education
    Grutter v. Bollinger
    Roe v. Wade
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What case held that a woman's right to privacy protected her right to have an abortion in the 1st 3 months of her pregnancy?
    answer choices
    Roe v. Wade
    Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
    Griswold v. Connecticut
    Planned Parenthood v. U.S.
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election. 
    answer choices
    District of Columbia v. Heller
    Bush v. Gore
    Brown v. Board of Education
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