Gideon's Trumpet Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court should not be overconfident or ______________.
(a) Ill-prepared.
(b) Loud.
(c) Arrogant.
(d) Brash.

4. Which organization submits a brief in support of Gideon's petition?
(a) The NAACP.
(b) The Harvard Law School.
(c) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(d) The Democratic Party.

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

6. What did State Judge Walter V. Schaefer of the Illin.ois Court of Illinois assert as a citizen's greatest right?
(a) The right to an attorney.
(b) The right to bear arms.
(c) The right of free speech.
(d) The right to practice religion.

7. For how long are Supreme Court Justices on the bench?
(a) Lifetime terms.
(b) Two year terms.
(c) Ten year terms.
(d) Four year terms.

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

9. Who is the new director of the Florida prison system during Gideon's Supreme Court trial?
(a) Marvin Edelman.
(b) Louie L. Wainwright.
(c) Harold Milligan.
(d) Marvellas Cooke.

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

11. 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.
(a) Non-system.
(b) Caucus.
(c) State committee.
(d) Task force.

12. What is the case in which the the opinion indicates that federal defendants should always have the right to an attorney?
(a) Jackson vs. Zolta.
(b) Johnson vs. Johnson.
(c) Jackman vs. Zerbst.
(d) Johnson vs. Zerbst.

13. 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) 10.
(b) 35.
(c) 100.
(d) 7.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Florida governor at the time of Gideon vs. Wainwright?

2. Which of the following is the consensus regarding appointed attorneys?

3. What did retired Justice Frankfurter say about Gideon vs. Wainwright?

4. Which state files its own brief in support of the principles of Gideon's case?

5. Walter Mondale of Minnesota wrote to Jacob that all __________________ should have a lawyer.

(see the answer keys)

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