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. Walter Mondale of Minnesota wrote to Jacob that all __________________ should have a lawyer.
(a) People.
(b) Indigents.
(c) Accused people.
(d) Felony defendants.

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

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

4. What did retired Justice Frankfurter say about Gideon vs. Wainwright?
(a) He would have voted in favor of it.
(b) He declined to comment.
(c) He would not have voted for it.
(d) He thought it was a step back for America.

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

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

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

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

9. What "stupid answer" does Jacob give in response to a Justice?
(a) Gideon did the crime and he has to do the time.
(b) He did not realize that he would be questioned on some of these issues.
(c) The Justices have not done their due diligence in the case.
(d) A judge would not object to a lay person representing someone else.

10. What do some attorneys consider oral arguments to be?
(a) An imperative.
(b) A nuisance.
(c) A waste of time.
(d) A formality.

11. 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) Another appellate court.
(d) Mandatory attorney representation.

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

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

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

15. In the Betts vs. Brady case in 1942, in what state did Smith Betts live?
(a) Montana.
(b) Ohio.
(c) Maryland,
(d) Virginia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the case in which six black boys were accused of rape of two white girls in 1932?

2. Who is the Attorney General in 1963?

3. Who typed Jacob's legal brief in the Gideon case?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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