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

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

3. Jacob recommends that if a new law were to come from the Gideon case it should not be _______________.
(a) In effect for a year.
(b) Publicized.
(c) Enforced.
(d) Retroactive.

4. Which of the following does the Fourteenth Amendment address?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Life.
(c) All of these.
(d) Property.

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

6. 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) 10.
(c) 35.
(d) 7.

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

8. What is the next issue following the Supreme Court's ruling in Gideon's favor?
(a) Strategy.
(b) Budget.
(c) Implementation.
(d) Theory.

9. Which of the following is an indigent person unable to afford that a rich defendant can?
(a) Other defense methods.
(b) Bail.
(c) All of these.
(d) Psychiatric evaluations.

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

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

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

13. Why was the Betts case able to prevail in 1942?
(a) People were more concerned about going to war.
(b) There was no Supreme Court then.
(c) America wasn't ready for the tenets of Gideon vs. Wainwright at that time.
(d) The Civil Rights Law was not voted in.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What amazes Jacob about appearing in the Supreme Court?

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

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

4. In most cases the majority of the work falls on _________________.

5. Under the Betts rule, who is required to have an attorney?

(see the answer keys)

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