Gideon's Trumpet Test | Final Test - Easy

Anthony Lewis
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is true of Jacobs prior to the Supreme Court case?
(a) He is impressed by the formality of the crier who opens the proceedings.
(b) He spends time worrying about minor points.
(c) He is struck by the pomp of the building.
(d) All of these.

2. What is the formal name of Gideon's Supreme Court case?
(a) Gideon vs. The United States of America.
(b) Gideon vs. Cochran.
(c) Gideon vs. Wainwright.
(d) Gideon vs. The State of Florida.

3. What can a lay person not be expected to know?
(a) Points of law.
(b) Attorney phone numbers.
(c) Legal fees.
(d) Supreme Court Justices.

4. Jacob contends that the basis for his case is about _________________, not an attorney.
(a) The Constitution.
(b) The Attorney General.
(c) The Fourteenth Amendment.
(d) States' rights.

5. Lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court should present facts as opposed to ________________.
(a) Lofty ideas.
(b) Speculation.
(c) Theories.
(d) Opinions.

6. Who typed Jacob's legal brief in the Gideon case?
(a) Personal assistant.
(b) Legal secretary.
(c) Law clerk.
(d) Jacob's wife.

7. What did retired Justice Frankfurter say about Gideon vs. Wainwright?
(a) He thought it was a step back for America.
(b) He declined to comment.
(c) He would not have voted for it.
(d) He would have voted in favor of it.

8. Which of the following is true regarding Supreme Court Justices?
(a) All of these.
(b) They are free to disagree.
(c) They don't seek re-election and are not indebted to anyone.
(d) They are appointed to lifetime terms.

9. Under the Betts rule, who is required to have an attorney?
(a) A guilty person.
(b) An innocent person.
(c) A person of low intelligence.
(d) An indigent person.

10. Jacob recommends that if a new law were to come from the Gideon case it should not be _______________.
(a) Retroactive.
(b) Publicized.
(c) In effect for a year.
(d) Enforced.

11. In most cases the majority of the work falls on _________________.
(a) The defense attorney.
(b) The prosecutor's office.
(c) The defendant.
(d) The Attorney General.

12. Which state files its own brief in support of the principles of Gideon's case?
(a) Maine.
(b) Montana.
(c) Michigan.
(d) Oregon.

13. What type of payment do most appointed attorneys get?
(a) An hourly fee.
(b) A retainer.
(c) A set fee.
(d) Nothing.

14. Which are the only two states to stand with Florida on the right to an attorney position?
(a) Georgia and North Carolina.
(b) Mississippi and Alabama.
(c) Tennessee and South Carolina.
(d) Alabama and North Carolina.

15. Immediately following Gideon's case, how many cases does the Supreme Court send back to the Florida State Supreme Court ordering it to reconsider those cases in light of Gideon vs. Wainwright?
(a) 100.
(b) 35.
(c) 7.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do some attorneys consider oral arguments to be?

2. What is the case in which six black boys were accused of rape of two white girls in 1932?

3. Who writes a legal brief in support of Gideon after Walter Mondale's letter is circulated?

4. Who is the Attorney General in 1963?

5. When the Supreme Court ruled that federal defendants must have lawyers, a ________________ took over in place of any official body creating and funding a system that would work.

(see the answer keys)

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