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

2. What can be said about Gideon in that he stuck to the process of filing an appeal?
(a) Impudent.
(b) Tenacious.
(c) Affable.
(d) Evasive.

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

4. Which of the following is true of Jacobs prior to the Supreme Court case?
(a) All of these.
(b) He spends time worrying about minor points.
(c) He is struck by the pomp of the building.
(d) He is impressed by the formality of the crier who opens the proceedings.

5. The Supreme Court Justices are aware that many of the cases they hear are the result of __________________.
(a) Unskilled judges in the local courts.
(b) An overloaded local court system.
(c) A poor State Court system.
(d) A defendant's lack of a defense attorney.

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

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

8. 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.

9. 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 thinks he can do fine on his own.
(d) He doesn't understand the gravity of his situation.

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

11. What amazes Jacob about appearing in the Supreme Court?
(a) The quality of the furniture.
(b) The informality of the proceedings.
(c) The huge number of people present.
(d) The courtroom cameras.

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

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

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

15. 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) 100.
(b) 7.
(c) 10.
(d) 35.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alabama's brief declares that ___________________ is more likely to be acquitted.

2. What do some attorneys consider oral arguments to be?

3. Which of the following does the Fourteenth Amendment address?

4. What is the next issue following the Supreme Court's ruling in Gideon's favor?

5. What can a lay person not be expected to know?

(see the answer keys)

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