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. Prior to Gideons' Supreme Court case, how many of the nine Justices does Fortas think will rule in his favor?
(a) 2.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 8.

2. Who replaces Justice Frankfurter when he retires?
(a) Justice Arthur Goldberg.
(b) Justice Avery Gillette.
(c) Justice Arthur Goldman.
(d) Justice Alan Ginsburg.

3. Who was the Florida governor at the time of Gideon vs. Wainwright?
(a) Ferris Buller.
(b) Fess Barkley.
(c) Frank Bryan.
(d) Farris Bryant.

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

5. What does Abe Fortas think would be the best way for the Justices to understand Gideon's case?
(a) They should read Gideon's trial transcripts.
(b) They should listen to interviews of inmates.
(c) They should talk to local judges.
(d) They should go to criminal court and watch a defendant try to defend himself.

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

7. How might Gideon have known about the Carnley vs. Cochran case?
(a) Law books.
(b) TV.
(c) Newspapers.
(d) Radio.

8. Gideon is perceived to be intelligent but ______________.
(a) Shifty.
(b) Immoral.
(c) Lazy.
(d) Uneducated.

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

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

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

12. Which of the following happens to legal services when appointed attorneys are not compensated?
(a) They are hasty.
(b) All of these.
(c) They are inept.
(d) They are perfunctory.

13. What is the main reason a defendant does not have an attorney?
(a) He cannot afford one.
(b) He is tried before he knows what is going on.
(c) He doesn't understand the gravity of his situation.
(d) He thinks he can do fine on his own.

14. Which of the following is NOT a Justice seated during Gideon's Supreme Court case?
(a) Daniel Ellsberg.
(b) Earl Warren.
(c) Arthur J. Goldberg.
(d) John Marshall Harlan.

15. What would be the benefit of a public defender's office?
(a) Knowledge of courts.
(b) Familiarity with areas.
(c) Better compensation.
(d) Knowledge of judges.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a legal document submitted to the Supreme Court from anyone who may have something helpful to add to a case?

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

3. How many people other than Jacob are on Jacob's law team in the Gideon case?

4. Which law school does John Hart Ely attend?

5. The Supreme Court Justices are aware that many of the cases they hear are the result of __________________.

(see the answer keys)

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