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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Most prisoners currently jailed without the benefit of an attorney do not have which of the following characteristics that Gideon possesses?
(a) Educational level.
(d) All of these.
2. Who replaces Justice Frankfurter when he retires?
(a) Justice Alan Ginsburg.
(b) Justice Arthur Goldberg.
(c) Justice Avery Gillette.
(d) Justice Arthur Goldman.
3. Which of the following does the Fourteenth Amendment address?
(c) All of these.
4. The Supreme Court Justices are aware that many of the cases they hear are the result of __________________.
(a) A poor State Court system.
(b) A defendant's lack of a defense attorney.
(c) An overloaded local court system.
(d) Unskilled judges in the local courts.
5. Which of the following is the consensus regarding appointed attorneys?
(a) An unpaid lawyer provides little or no real legal advice.
(b) No one attorney should withstand the continuing burden.
(c) All of these?
(d) Governmental funding will be required.
6. Under the Betts rule, who is required to have an attorney?
(a) A person of low intelligence.
(b) A guilty person.
(c) An innocent person.
(d) An indigent person.
7. Who is the new director of the Florida prison system during Gideon's Supreme Court trial?
(a) Marvellas Cooke.
(b) Marvin Edelman.
(c) Louie L. Wainwright.
(d) Harold Milligan.
8. Which of the following is an indigent person unable to afford that a rich defendant can?
(a) Other defense methods.
(b) All of these.
(c) Psychiatric evaluations.
9. Who was the director of the federal penitentiary system?
(a) James V. Bennett.
(b) Johnson A. Bennett.
(c) James A. Hall.
(d) John L. Bennett.
10. What would add to chaos if the Betts rule were to be overturned?
(a) Law schools would have to change curriculum.
(b) Riots in prisons all across America.
(c) Media interviews would overwhelm them.
(d) Mass filing of appeals from current prisoners.
11. Who is the Attorney General in 1963?
(a) Robert McNamara.
(b) Lyndon Johnson.
(c) Daniel Ellsberg.
(d) Robert F. Kennedy.
12. Attorneys should view questions as _______________________.
(a) Learning experiences.
(b) Formalities to be endured.
(c) Necessary evils.
(d) Opportunities to persuade.
13. What is a legal document submitted to the Supreme Court from anyone who may have something helpful to add to a case?
(a) Amicus Curiae.
(b) Good Neighbor.
(d) Federal Affiliation.
14. Which state files its own brief in support of the principles of Gideon's case?
15. Why did Jacob only have evenings and weekends to devote to the states' case against Gideon?
(a) He had to care for an ailing parent.
(b) He worked full time at a law office.
(c) He had a corporate job during the week.
(d) He was still going to law school.
Short Answer Questions
1. One of the Justices asks Jacob if he believes all the prisoners currently jailed without benefit of an attorney are __________________.
2. Who writes a legal brief in support of Gideon after Walter Mondale's letter is circulated?
3. Gideon is perceived to be intelligent but ______________.
4. Lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court should not be overconfident or ______________.
5. Who is the young lawyer assigned to defend the state's position in Gideon's case?
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