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

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

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

4. 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.

5. Who had complete control over deciding who would represent Gideon?
(a) The Justices.
(b) The Florida State Court.
(c) Gideon.
(d) The prison warden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. What is a legal document submitted to the Supreme Court from anyone who may have something helpful to add to a case?
(a) Federal Affiliation.
(b) Amicus Curiae.
(c) Goodwill.
(d) Good Neighbor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Jacob only have evenings and weekends to devote to the states' case against Gideon?

2. Which of the following is true of Jacobs prior to the Supreme Court case?

3. 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?

4. What is the name of another case in Florida that is similar to Gideon's regarding right to an attorney?

5. Which law school does John Hart Ely attend?

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