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. What is the case in which six black boys were accused of rape of two white girls in 1932?
(a) The Scotsboro Case.
(b) The Alabama Case.
(c) The Petersborough Case.
(d) The Missouri Case.

2. What do some people at the state level want to see implemented?
(a) Mandatory attorney representation.
(b) Another appellate court.
(c) A public defender's office.
(d) A lottery to decide who takes a case.

3. George Mantz of ____________ admits that his state's courts could soon follow the trend to appoint attorneys in all cases.
(a) Arkansas.
(b) Alabama.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Louisiana.

4. Overall, the courts deal with ____________ while the legislature deals with abstraction in large numbers.
(a) Individuals.
(b) Retarded people.
(c) Lifetime criminals.
(d) Indigents.

5. Which of the following do the Supreme Court Justices have?
(a) All of these.
(b) Core ideals.
(c) Personalities.
(d) Individual ideas.

6. What "stupid answer" does Jacob give in response to a Justice?
(a) The Justices have not done their due diligence in the case.
(b) Gideon did the crime and he has to do the time.
(c) He did not realize that he would be questioned on some of these issues.
(d) A judge would not object to a lay person representing someone else.

7. Who is the Attorney General in 1963?
(a) Lyndon Johnson.
(b) Daniel Ellsberg.
(c) Robert F. Kennedy.
(d) Robert McNamara.

8. Alabama's brief declares that ___________________ is more likely to be acquitted.
(a) A retarded person.
(b) A first-time offender.
(c) An indigent without counsel.
(d) An indigent with counsel.

9. What would add to chaos if the Betts rule were to be overturned?
(a) Riots in prisons all across America.
(b) Mass filing of appeals from current prisoners.
(c) Media interviews would overwhelm them.
(d) Law schools would have to change curriculum.

10. Which of the following is true of Gideon's case?
(a) He had a large, established firm on his side.
(b) Expensive attorneys spent many hours in research.
(c) A senior partner of the firm did the majority of the writing for the brief.
(d) All of these.

11. Who is the law student who works on research for Fortas?
(a) John Hardeson.
(b) James Milligan.
(c) John Hart Ely.
(d) Michael Collins.

12. Which of the following is the consensus regarding appointed attorneys?
(a) All of these?
(b) No one attorney should withstand the continuing burden.
(c) An unpaid lawyer provides little or no real legal advice.
(d) Governmental funding will be required.

13. Attorneys should view questions as _______________________.
(a) Formalities to be endured.
(b) Necessary evils.
(c) Learning experiences.
(d) Opportunities to persuade.

14. Who writes a legal brief in support of Gideon after Walter Mondale's letter is circulated?
(a) General Johnson Hall.
(b) General Gerald A. Berlin.
(c) General George Patton.
(d) General Dwight Eisenhower.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which organization submits a brief in support of Gideon's petition?

2. What can be said about Gideon in that he stuck to the process of filing an appeal?

3. Why does the right to an attorney issue become even greater on the state level?

4. What type of payment do most appointed attorneys get?

5. One of the Justices asks Jacob if he believes all the prisoners currently jailed without benefit of an attorney are __________________.

(see the answer keys)

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