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. Why did Jacob only have evenings and weekends to devote to the states' case against Gideon?
(a) He was still going to law school.
(b) He had to care for an ailing parent.
(c) He had a corporate job during the week.
(d) He worked full time at a law office.

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

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

4. Why does the right to an attorney issue become even greater on the state level?
(a) There are more intellectually challenged defendants.
(b) The states resist the change.
(c) There are more indigent defendants.
(d) There are judges who want to rule on a case-by-case basis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. How many people other than Jacob are on Jacob's law team in the Gideon case?
(a) 3.
(b) None.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

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

13. One of the Justices asks Jacob if he believes all the prisoners currently jailed without benefit of an attorney are __________________.
(a) Indigent.
(b) Illiterate.
(c) Innocent.
(d) Guilty.

14. Who is the young lawyer assigned to defend the state's position in Gideon's case?
(a) Clayton Hall.
(b) Bruce Robert Jacob.
(c) Michael Morris.
(d) Robert Bruce.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Betts vs. Brady case in 1942, in what state did Smith Betts live?

2. What is the formal name of Gideon's Supreme Court case?

3. What does Abe Fortas think would be the best way for the Justices to understand Gideon's case?

4. What is the case in which the the opinion indicates that federal defendants should always have the right to an attorney?

5. What "stupid answer" does Jacob give in response to a Justice?

(see the answer keys)

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